Take The Next Step

“You don’t have to have it all figured out to move forward…. just take the next step!”

I shared this quote on instagram on my kids book page The Kids Book Hub as when you are writing, or even when you think you have a book inside of you, whatever genre it may be, it is easy to see all the hurdles, instead of simply doing what you really want to do, i.e. write a book.

This can apply to any area of your life, I just happened to think it was a good quote for authors and potential authors.

For a writer it could be anything from what do you write about, how many chapters, who is my audience, will I get good/bad reviews, do I need a publisher, how do I promote it, how much will it cost, will I get good/bad reviews, how many characters, is it easy to understand, how many copies do I need, will I get good/bad reviews, what cover do I want, what will I call it, and finally, will it get good or bad reviews.

I am sure there are many more, but these are all good reasons to not even start writing your book, when in its simplest form, you simply want to write a book, so write the damn book already!!!

There are ways to write your book that will help make it a better book for your ideal reader, but if you want to write it, just write it, and you really will figure all the rest out as you go. Don’t let the over-whelm of wanting to have it all figured out before you start, stop you from doing what you really want to be doing.

Take this advice for anything you are looking to do in life, you don’t need to have it all figured out to move forward, just take the next step.

The fun part in all of this is recognising that the journey of figuring it all out, can actually be fun if you see it as that, a journey to your destination.  Whatever your destination is, or whatever you are thinking of doing, be it a new job, starting a business, a new hobby, or writing a book, you will learn so much between where you are now, and where you want to be, so enjoy all of it.

When you can learn to enjoy all of it, and appreciate the small moments, or even the challenging moments, and there will be plenty of them, it makes the destination so much more fulfilling, rather than feeling empty when you arrive, and thinking about what is next.  When you reach your destination having enjoyed the journey, it makes your next goal way more exciting.

No need to figure it all out, just take the next step.


Published by Simon | The School of Purpose

An optimistic introvert, helping introverts overcome self doubt, build confidence, and start living life on purpose.

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