This will make you more successful.
A little while ago I subscribed to the Dream, Play, Write email list hosted by the extremely supporting Timothy Pike. I often receive encouragements, writer’s quotes, and useful advice from the guy. It’s real inspiring stuff.
Back in may, Timothy talked about the Importance of keeping a success Journal. I have been keeping one since then and I believe it had made me more successful on a daily basis.
Here’s how it works.
Everyday, you simply write down 5 things you achieved that day. It might sound tricky sometimes, especially if, like me, you have a full time job. But even if you only write one hour a day, I guarantee you are already doing 5 successful things. One, there is sitting down and actually writing which can actually be the most difficult thing to do. Two, if you’re like me, you use a dictionary or thesaurus while writing, looking for that perfect word. Three, you might do some research online or in good old books. Four, you may write a scene here and there or re-organize and edit a chapter. Five, you make a discovery about a character that changes the course of the story.
One thing I know I do everyday besides sitting and writing is taking notes. I take notes on my phone when something magically comes to mind, or on my tablet while I’m reading an article or a book that pertains to my work.
Once you get in the habit of doing it, you won’t want to stop. It is an effective way of helping you get going on a daily basis. And remember, no achievement is too small.