Issue #10: What is Success

For some of you, success is defined as having regular visits to your blog. For others, it means making thousands of dollars a year from your freelance writing career. For many, however, success is somewhere in between.

To me, success is somewhere in the middle, and it means that I will get to do some traveling and exploring. I want to write fiction and nonfiction, and I do. I am not traveling yet, but I will. Success also means that I get to do what I want with my career.

How can you create your success?

Get started. You cannot be successful at obtaining what you want of you don’t start the venture. Stop delaying. Just start. Then continue to work at it a little each day, or a lot if you have time. Eventually, you will get there.

How can you live a successful life?

By continuously working hard at your goals for success. Even if you also work at McDonalds, you are still a freelance writer, or a photographer. So, when someone asks what you do, tell them you are a freelance writer or a photographer. You get the picture. Think you are. Believe you are. You will be.

Quick Writing Tip

Create a membership site. Topic: Success.

5 Writing Prompts

  1. Article Idea: What does success mean to you?
  2. novelette Idea: Successful Man Loses Everything.
  3. Novel: Single fathers’ climb to success.
  4. Article Idea: Creating your success.
  5. Poem Topic: True Success.


Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping-stones to success.

~ Dale Carnegie


In your journal or on a sheet of paper, write down what success means to you. Not your wife. Not your children. Not your parents. You. Read this once a week until you reach your goals.


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