Are you struggling through a difficult task? Is it hard to persevere? This is a common thread for many of us as we walk through a calling, a difficult situation, or a particular season in life.
My post today was written for other writers like myself who are facing the massive task of persevering through something hard. Even if you are not a writer, I think you could take the points made in this article and apply them to places in your life that seem difficult for you right now.
As writers, we sometimes share our numbers and statistics, but real success isn’t in the numbers. True success is marked by what happens inside of the journey. The 5 anchors that are mentioned in this article are things I learned because the writing journey was difficult for me. It’s these inner changes and these kinds of qualities that God highlights in each of us as we walk through life that are marks of a successful journey. And to me, this means every journey, even the most difficult ones, are successful because they change us from the inside out.True success is marked by what happens inside of the journey.Click To Tweet
As we learn to persevere through the hard things, we learn to look in the right places. If we keep our eyes focused, we know God will make a way.
Today’s post can be found at my friend, Frank McKinley’s website. He’s an author, writer, and encourager. I’ve found his articles (at www.frankmckinleyauthor.com) very helpful as I embark on my own writing journey and I count Frank as one of my writing mentors.
Here’s a little sneak peek of the article, and you can click through HERE or after the snippet below to read the rest.
Something to Believe In: 5 Anchors for Every Writer
Writing comes to us in all sorts of ways, but for me, it was something unexpected, a compelling thing I felt I needed to do. I had thoughts about what writing would be like, but I quickly realized I had picked up my pen without any idea of all that would be involved. Everything is easy until you try to do it yourself.
Little did I know what I was in for. Hard work. And lots of it. But there was an even bigger problem than that. You see, I didn’t feel like a writer.
I had no experience, and I found myself floundering around in a sea of self-doubt. Writing was nothing like I expected. I had no idea of the thought that was involved nor the depth of what it would take to pull the words out from inside me. The study time. The uncomfortableness of it. It seemed that almost every week I had to push through a dark wall of water to come up with a new article meant to encourage and help others when I couldn’t even help myself. I was barely staying afloat.
If I was going to keep at it, I was going to have to find something to hold on to because writing was wrecking me. Literally. And I never expected that.
So I did what a drowning person does. I began to grab hold of anything I could find to keep me above the water.
• To read the rest of this article and discover 5 anchors to hold on to, click HERE.
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