SHARPEN YOUR AXE If anyone needs to hear this, it is me. I also hope that this post will speak to your inner man and bless you.
Get yourself notebooks and label them. I have some booklets that I labelled according to their purpose. For instance I have: MTW Posts, Prayer Points , Writing Skills, Reviews , Inspirations etc which are all created to get me orderly and organised in my mind. It is a first step to getting one prepared mentally for a disciplined, orderly and whole some attitude.
Next, surround yourself with the right people. The scriptures talk about Likeminded people. In this case, fellow acers, writers and poets who are more knowledgeable, talented and experienced in the art of writing and marketing. God has a way pf putting people around one in their careers who can serve as a challenge or an inspiration. Worth looking up to such pals.
What podcasts, webinars or free materials are you accessing? What books are you reading to hone your craft? Do you study the experts in your field and chosen genre? Learning and practising is a lifelong thing which helps to develop the gifts the Lord has put in us, which will make a way for us . Proverbs xxx says, ‘ Do you see a man skilled in their work?
Create a personal growth plan for yourself. This will make sense if you know what your shortcomings are or where you wish to see yourself go up in notches in your craft.
The right attitude with discipline. To me, this is the most important. I reckon that the time some of us devote to social media would have been enough to get us through those skills needed to learn and impact our literary and spiritual prowess. Discipline and diligence go together. ”Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings, he shall not stand before mean men” Proverbs 22:29
Finally, Hebrews 12:11 – No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained in it.