Writing a non-fiction book is a wonderful goal but, in and of itself, that goal isn’t of much use.
You need to know the HOW.
To determine your HOW – your roadmap for success – you must plot all the major sub-goals that stand between you and your published book.
But, no matter how awesome your roadmap may be, without self-discipline it, too, isn’t of much use.
The real magic happens when you apply self-discipline to each step of your detailed Roadmap for Success.
Self-Discipline: I will do what I say I will do, when I say I will do it, whether I feel like it or not.
Because there will be days where you won’t want to write. The reasons why don’t matter. That you make forward progress despite your unwillingness is essential so your book doesn’t get stranded on Someday Island.
Self-Discipline, then, is making yourself willing when you are not.
Your published book doesn’t care that you don’t feel like writing it today. Your future bestseller only cares that you write today so you can make it a reality.
The easiest way to manufacture this willingness is to schedule your daily writing sessions on your calendar, then keep those appointments with yourself.
Refuse to allow anything to come between you and your daily writing sessions.
That discipline will guarantee your book gets finished.
And when it’s published, your sense of fulfilment will be the nuclear reactor that fuels you on to your next goal, whatever it may be!
Thank you for sharing your journey!
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