We may choose a path that we have seen others take, it may appear appealing from an external perspective yet as we dive in we may discover that its just smoke and mirrors and its truly not all that you thought it might be.
Certainly if you lack true intention or purpose you may struggle with the discipline to keep going.
This is a great book sharing insights into a life of a writer and this life of Anne Lamott. I started here and many of the people I speak with and interview have also started out with this intention yet along the journey the meaning and purpose behind having material possessions becomes blurred and you discover a greater truth to life.
A writer writes to feel more, to release more, to better understand life and themselves and to really tell a story.
This also doesn’t matter and is not the reason I write.
To be happy, live with purpose, and to do what you enjoy.
A writer’s journey is not too dissimilar to this and Anne in this book provides greater insight for all aspiring writers.
To write a book that becomes a big hit, to become an overnight celebrity in the writing world to gain some level of fame or popularity may be fine as your initial intention.
Again this is not a bad intention when starting out but if this all that you desire than perhaps the life of a writer is not truly what you desire.
Sometimes the practice that we choose to allow us to excel and create a life that we desire may not be the right one.
Writing comes with its challenges and is not a walk in the park.
To sit and write is tough in its own right let alone to sit and write great content that is going to be loved by an audience, that is even tougher. I like to think that my message will be heard and that just by writing I might be able to inspire or encourage others.
I know also however that just by writing I seem to help inspire and encourage myself.