Day 371: Transforming Desire into Aspiration: A Guide to Personal Growth for Writers

You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration.

-James Allen

Aspirations transform us into who we must become. Unchecked desire limits our possibilities both for our writing and our life.

Let this be the governing principle of your journey down Publication Highway and align your aspirations with higher wisdom, as Proverbs 16:3 says.

“Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.”

How to put this into action:

  1. Nurture Higher Aspirations

Every great book starts with a compelling idea. This is the fuel that drives you to research, outline, write, revise, and publish.

  1. Balance Your Desires

A controlling desire limits your growth. E.G. if your goal is to be famous, you may compromise the quality of your work.

  1. Channel Your Aspirations into Discipline

Channel your dreams into daily discipline: commit to write every day and to improve your craft so you can share your experience and wisdom with the world.

  1. Align with Your Higher Purpose

Your dominant aspiration isn’t about what you want to achieve, it’s about who you want to become. Align your writing with this best version of yourself.

Personal growth is required to become a better writer. It's also how you write a book that transforms the life of your reader. Share on X
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