What’s your dream as a writer? Is it to see your name on a book in the bookstore? Is it to see your byline in the New York Times or the New Yorker? Is it to see a child reading your book and laughing?
When you think about that dream—the one you really, really want—how does it feel?
When you think about becoming a best-selling author, do you feel good? Happy, excited? Or do you feel defeated or diminished?
When you find out a friend just had something published and you think: That’ll be me someday–How does that feel?
I could be wrong, but I believe that if you feel lousy when you think about your big dream, it’s much less likely to come true.
How can you feel good when you think that big dream is so far out of your reach?
Start by making a list.
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