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5 Tips to Pursue your Writing Goals Despite Low Motivation

by Gladys Carmina 6 months ago in goals
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Writing is about progress, not perfection!

5 Tips to Pursue your Writing Goals Despite Low Motivation
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If you are a new writer, surely you are facing inspiration and productivity challenges, so as I was a few months ago. After some research, finally, I figured out the TOP SECRET around being a writer.

This is something I tell myself every day:

If you want to be a writer, then writing is a habit you should incorporate into your daily routine.

Implementing a writing routine is the TOP SECRET to increase your productivity and be a successful writer.

Here I tell you how keeping a writing routine will make a difference in your motivation mindset and help you to empower yourself to keep writing.

1. Creating a writing routine is about prioritizing your time

So you don’t forget about this task or to be left almost at the end of the day when all your energy is over. If you leave writing for the latest activity to be done at the end of the day, you will surely quit soon because you feel tired enough to go to sleep. Like any other activity, give writing a specific time whenever you can be focused.

2. Repeating an activity over and over again will improve your skills.

In Spanish, we say: “La práctica hace al maestro”, which means that by practicing too much, then you become a teacher, a professional. Similar to "practice makes a master". If you want to become a better writer there’s nothing else that you can do but to practice: write, write, and keep writing.

3. You have to train your brain as a muscle.

There is no way your brain brings innovative ideas to write if you don’t train your brain to do so. The more you write, the more you write, said Nicolas Cole. You will achieve that your brain is working out on bringing ideas to write from the different stimuli you give to it.

4. You can track your goals.

Remember that big changes are achieved by small goals every day. There comes a point when you have no motivation to go further and you feel stuck. But, if you compare what you did last month, with your present writing; you will realize that you had an important improvement in your writing.

5. Writing is about progress, not perfection!

As simple as it is. There’s no way to improve but to do it. Doesn’t matter if today you write more or less than yesterday, but to keep doing it!

In fact, this one article is directed to me. I hope this is also useful to all of those who are also new writers. We all can improve by making little steps every day. “Lento pero seguro”, as we say in Spanish.

Low motivation is indeed a frequent step holder for new writers. But I am sure that if you follow these 5 tips, you will be able to jump off the sofa and put your fingers to restless typing.

Here is a quick recap:

1. Prioritize your writing time, just like eating. Don't wait until you have time. You make time to write.

2. Practice makes the master. The more you put your hands into the paper, or into the keyboard, the more smoothly they will come when bringing your ideas lo life.

3. Put your brain to train hard. Don't rely on inspiration to put your brain to work for brigning ideas. Inspiration may find you already crafting your wrtiting.

4. Track your improvement to keep you on the motivation loop. You will hardly see a notable difference on your success from yesterday's to today's. But you improvement on your style wrting will be notorious if you compare your first lines from one year ago to the ones you wrote on your latest post. Keeping a track of your improvement is also important for mantaining you on the game when you are feeling down. Having a track of your dialy goals might avoid you to quit.

5. And perfectionism will not take you anywhere. Please acknowledge that everybody has its own path and direction. And that succeess has a different meaning. You have to listen to experienced writers and take their mentorship but the final direction is totally your decision. Be authentic!

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