Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Step by Step

The question most often asked these days about my book is, "how did you do it?"

The answer is surprisingly simple, "Step by step, one day at a time."  I stopped doing all the activities that were unimportant and made writing my top priority.  The only one up at 5:00 am in my household besides me is my wife.  While she is preparing for work, I am hand-writing her love letter, followed by blog writing.  Once those two priorities are complete, I use the remaining morning time to work on the book.

Now that the book is complete, my efforts are focused on reaching out to friends to promote the author talk and book signing.  The marketing ideas keep popping into my head and each day I develop them, little by little, to prepare for the big day.

In the past, there were so many times when I told people, "I'm not a writer."  Now, I must re-program my brain and convince myself that I AM a published author.  Looking at my proof copy, I feel astonished.  It's amazing what you can accomplish when you take things step by step.

My tennis team is now eleven days away from our big match.  We are vying for the north county league championships.  Once again, we got here because we made a commitment to set big goals and then worked hard to practice and improve, step by step.

What is it in your life that you want to accomplish?  Make a decision today to just do it and make sure to eliminate all the distractions in your way.  Do a little bit every day, step by step.

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