Identify past failures or negative experiences you’re holding onto. Acknowledge them, learn from them, but don’t let them dictate your future actions.
Your heart is unique. So is your message, so comparing yourself and/or your writing to someone else leads to being stranded on Someday Isle.
Aside from the obvious – reading and writing more – the fastest way to writing success is to become a better human being.
Focus on what you can control, adapt to challenges, and courageously step out of your comfort zone.
Set uncomfortable deadlines that you know you can achieve, but force you to push yourself harder and further each time.
Life outside my Comfort Zone is the most exhilarating and terrifying way to live.
So, since you’ll fritter away nine months anyway, why not cut them out of the process entirely?
Whether you’re trapped in your comfort zone or your book is trapped on Someday Island, the effect is the same. Your book will never get written, let alone published.
We will never learn or grow or do great things inside the comfort zone because our default state is always to do nothing.
Daring to be epic means stepping out of our comfort zone, forgetting what anyone else thinks or says about us, and doing the thing we know we must do to achieve our dreams.