I was once given advice: Don’t set out to write a book, set out to write a #1 best seller. It is this mentality that made me always shoot for the moon.
When I first started dreaming I always dreamed bigger than what was achievable. What I found out though, was that shooting for the moon was not as hard as it seems. There are several benefits to doing so and this week we will cover why you should always dream big, aim further and never settle.
Why You Shoot for the Moon
Perhaps you are familiar with the phrase. Maybe you even understand what it means. In case you don’t or are worried it is impossible, allow me to explain in more detail.
When you “shoot for the moon” what you are doing is setting a goal (or goals) that may seem too far out of reach for you to obtain. It could be something like:
- Earn $10,000 a month selling refrigerator magnets on Ebay.
- Write 4 complete novels in a single year.
- Get published.
- Find the lost city of Atlantis.
- Learn to communicate with chipmunks.
- Solve your own murder.
Whatever your dream is, write it down and then figure out how to make it bigger! I’m serious, if you are going to dream big, you might as well dream so big the entire populous of the world tells you it cannot be done.
Then You Set Out to Make it Happen
Will you succeed? Not always, no. This is important to remember. You won’t always make your dreams come true, which is exactly why I tell you to make your dreams bigger. What the advice in a quotable format? Here you go:
Always shoot for the moon, even if you miss you will still be among the stars.
The point is that you never know what you can make happen until you try. You don’t need to rely on others. The first step is to realize that you are the only one stopping you. If you get past that hurdle, anything becomes possible.
It is in That Vein, Then, That I Must Dream Bigger
As you know by now, this blog, the podcast and the newsletter will all carry a weekly theme. This week’s theme is, of course, “Shoot For The Moon.”
My dream is for this site and the podcast to become a staple in the aspiring novelist market. As such, these weekly themes will be started here in the blog, continued into the podcast and finalized in the newsletter, complete with a homework assignment for you to complete over the weekend.
Up until this point, the Freebie Friday podcast, now two months old, has held strong. However, since it will now be released on Wednesdays, it can no longer be called “Freebie Friday.” I made hints and suggestions about the new name reveal, so here it is.
From this day forward the podcast will be called: A Scribe’s Scribbles
With the podcast, not only will we continue the weekly theme, but I will be able to add additional episodes instead of just limited to once a week. This won’t always happen, but at least I have the freedom to do so now.
The Monday Mailbag newsletter will be moved to Thursday and will now have a subject line according to the topics inside. If you haven’t signed up for either one, now is the time to do so!
I am also shooting for the moon with the video courses and the ebook. Both are being worked on almost to the point of exhaustion. I will have them released as soon as possible!
Look for the new artwork on the podcast this Wednesday, read and complete the homework assignment in the newsletter and let’s make The Extra Draft a huge success!
Until next time, Have fun; write words.