What is success? Is it money? Fame? Influence? Happiness?
What is success in a writer’s life? Is it publication? Awards? A huge platform? Prolific writing?
Whether we’re talking about success in writing or success in life, we need to bear in mind that the world’s version is usually the opposite of God’s version. Isn’t that true with most things?
It’s so easy to look around and suppose that because we don’t have an agent or a published book or a popular blog we aren’t successful. But when we really get to the core issue isn’t success about being satisfied? We can have all the accomplishments and accolades the world has to offer, but if we aren’t content inside are we truly successful?
Next time you feel less than successful, ask yourself these questions:
Do I enjoy writing?
Have I obeyed God in my writing?
Do I consistently write to the best of my ability?
Am I writing from my heart?
Is my life worth living even though I haven’t reached my writing goals?
If you can say yes to all or even some of these questions then you are successful.
Success isn’t found in keeping score. Success is the satisfaction that one feels on the inside.
April 8, 2011
Labels: Encouragement for Writers