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 I 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, I have big dreams and high hopes, too.
My dream is for this site and the newsletter to become a staple in the aspiring novelist market. As such, more weekly themes will be started here in the blog, continued and finalized in the newsletter, complete with a writing lesson for you to ponder or use over the weekend.
The Extra Draft newsletter will be more inline with the weekly lessons and themes and help tie everything together in a nice little bow. If you haven’t signed up, 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!