5 SIGNS YOU’LL BE A SUCCESSFUL WRITER - Ordentop

All successful writers are bookworms first and writers second. Whether you read fiction or nonfiction, it’s important to constantly fill your mind with the work of those who’ve mastered their craft. 

Not only do you exercise your creativity muscle as you read, you also learn the technical aspects of correct grammar usage, grow your vocabulary, and learn the ins and outs of melodic syntax.

 

  1. YOU’RE AN AVID READER

All successful writers are bookworms first and writers second. Whether you read fiction or nonfiction, it’s important to constantly fill your mind with the work of those who’ve mastered their craft. 

 

  1. YOU TAKE MASSIVE ACTION

Massive Action is the number one indicator of success. Taking Massive Action means you take action until you get the results you want. 

You don’t just try a few things and then quit if you aren’t getting your expected results within a set time frame. You keep trying, keep failing, and then keep trying again until you get the results you want. 

 

  1. YOU DECIDE AHEAD OF TIME

Deciding ahead of time means you’re cutting out any chance of letting yourself flake out or procrastinate on your scheduled writing sessions. 

Not only is this a common trait of successful people, but it’s a common trait of efficient people. 

Instead of playing the exhausting will-you, won’t-you game when it comes time to sit and work, you just do it. Whether you feel like it or not you get your writing done because you decided ahead of time.

 

  1. YOU STILL WRITE EVEN WHEN YOU DON’T FEEL LIKE IT

Smart people who take Massive Action know to plan for the mental tantrums that will come up from time to time (or every day). 

Even if you really, really don’t feel like writing, you do it anyway because you’re more powerful than the thoughts going through your head giving you every excuse not to work. 

To combat the mental tantrums that could potentially derail you from writing, you have a plan in place!

 

  1. YOU FEEL THE FEAR AND DO IT ANYWAYS

Fear is a natural part of the human experience—even uber-successful people like J.K. Rowling feel fear. 

Fear is your brain’s way of protecting you from new experiences. Instead of giving in to the fear, you take it along for the ride! You feel scared and write anyways.

You know that fear actually means “Go”! 

Fear is a by-product of new endeavors. But the only way to grow into a bigger, better version of yourself is to venture where you’ve never been before. You know that fear is good. It means you are evolving. 

And you also know that it takes practice to feel the fear and do it anyways. The more you practice sitting down in front of your computer even when your heart’s pounding, the better you’ll get at it. You know it’s okay to feel scared and to still move forward because it means you’re growing. It means you’re turning into the writer you’re meant to be!