2021 Goals and Expectations
Being that we sped through January and are doing the same with February I thought it would be a good time to discuss goal setting and my main aims for this year. I have always said that my aim is to be a self-sufficient writer and Internationally Best Selling, this requires hard work and commitment to succeed, there will be many failures along the way but its what you learn from the failures that is the most important. When I published my first novel last year – despite my friend trying to guide me I didn’t do the marketing, I didn’t even think the book would succeed, it felt like I imagine post partum depression would be if I had birthed a child, the book itself took 18 months to write and was affected by both my attitude towards my writing and my desire to leave the characters to express themselves. This caused a few issues for the plot and the characters themselves.
Knowing now what I didnt at the time I know that I should have planned the marketing more carefully, I should have had move faith in my ability – after all not everyone can write a novel – they say everyone has a book in them it just takes the commitment to put it into writing.
There are three things I want more than anything else in the world:
- A farm house with a set of French windows into the garden with a doggo at my feet and my friend at my side.
- £250k in the bank and £1000 a month passive income – it sounds like a lot but realistically a girls gotta live whilst shes writing and its better to be comfortable than permanently worried about money.
- A healthy and happy mind.
So in order to facilitate these things its time to step everything up a notch or two, which means enabling the positivity mindset I have been struggling with for the past few years and shedding the negativity from my life. My friend is working hard to achieve his goals, he is an inspiration for those struggling with their own issues, the last few years have not been kind to him and yet he soldiers on tirelessly posting videos and artwork with the goal of making his millions.
I have always said that life is too short not to follow your dreams and its difficult when you are constantly hitting speedbumps but positive energy and learning from your mistakes. Ask knowing that you will receive and use that motivation to spur you on.
We envy celebrities for their achievements but really all they have done is followed their dreams and got their end-goal we cannot criticise them for having what we haven’t worked for. As I said before life is too short – if you get hit by a bus tomorrow are you happy with what you have achieved? I know I would like to be remembered for just a bit more than working a dead-end job lining other peoples pockets. I would like to think that my writing would help some people and for others to simply enjoy it for entertainment reasons. As someone observed it could be argued that We The Few is a book about mental health issues and escapism – whether you agree or not is up to you – you better read it and make a decision yourself.
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