Summary: You should only go after something if its what you really want and not focus on other people’s ideas of success and failure.
Day Sixteen Exercise:
What You’re Told Success Should Look Like Before you go down the path of creating success on your terms, it’s a good idea to look at “success in general.” Meaning, what do people tell you success should look like? Or what have you been telling yourself that success has to look like? Write down everything you can think of in the space below.
Success is usually defined as a publishing deal and best-selling author, or for self-publishing just having the best-selling author tag with a large series of books that people line up to read as soon as you drop the next book. A large email list for your newsletters and verified twitter account.
What You Define As Success Here’s the truth about success: it’s all up to you. And what it looks like for one person may not be a good fit for how you define success. To one person, having a published novel might be the exact definition of success. While to someone else, having a published novel might not be enough. The point being, it’s ALL UP TO YOU. Use the space below to define what success looks like for YOU. Ignore everything listed in the exercise above, UNLESS something you listed matches your personal definition of success.
Success for me would be to have enough books out with enough readers that I can quit my job and live off the income I create from them, maybe a side hustle or two to help with the bills. But mostly just live a quiet life that doesn’t require driving to work and having time with my family.
Hitting the Best-Sellers list would be nice and knowing that people genuinely enjoy the content that I put out from time to time.
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