It's so important to celebrate your small wins. When we set a goal that seems bigger than ourselves, the road to our destination may seem like a winding, never-ending, impossible journey. Not true. The moment you realize the benefit of setting smaller goals -- or breaking those larger goals into what Lisa Nichols describe as manageable pieces -- those larger goals will seem achievable.
As many of you know, I've been working on a little book called Hot Like Fire. A few months ago, I decided to go the traditional publishing route to get access to companies like Scholastic. I also decided to do at least one more rewrite for good measure.
Like anything, it's been tough. Resistance threatened to stop me many times. I wrote through it. My day job threatened to exhaust me. I found the rest and peace I needed and pressed through. With every curve ball and days of feeling stuck, I am happy to report that I have experienced small wins.
Chapter 10 has especially been an Achilles' heel for me. It was a chapter I had to completely reshape and form because it was the cause of a major plot hole. I felt like I was facing a huge brick wall that I had to climb. I had already written this book FOUR times already. Do I really have to do it again? Why aren't the right words coming out?
Then finally, today, I hit my stride. I asked myself the important questions:
What are the challenges you're facing with this chapter? What solution can you provide?
What's at stake?
What is the message? What are you trying to say?