I can imagine what it feels like to continue to give your best but feel like it isn't making any difference. The temptation is to quit! However, today, I want to encourage you not to give up, but look up! I know that may sound like a happy clique, but today, I want you to see the sound truth in this statement.
When I say look up, I mean refocus! Your focus right now is on what’s around you that keeps going wrong. When we become “obstacle observers,” we keep our focus on what’s going wrong, and we miss seeing new possibilities. When I say look up, I am encouraging us to change our focus.
One of the problems you may be encountering regarding your writing is getting into a groove with setting time to write. Maybe your issue is trying to figure out how to format your work in a way that is easily understood. Whatever the problem, the best way to attack it is to refocus. Look up!
Look up in your thinking, in your mood, in your hope. Lift it up from the current condition and place it is at this moment. How do we do that? Sometimes the best way to refocus is to step away from what you are currently doing and think about what things have worked and what things need changing. Then be willing to get help in those areas that aren’t working. Or try getting someone to hold you accountable to your time or commitment to write. How about getting a writing buddy? What’s that? A writing buddy is someone willing to listen to your ideas, and you do the same for them. You become accountability partners for each other. Because something isn’t working right now doesn’t mean it can’t work if you refocus your efforts. You may simply need to shift what you are doing. Let’s look up! Now go, Write it!
If you need help publishing or a coach to hold you accountable to your writing goals, I would love to partner with you. Reach me @ DrJewelWilliams@PublishTheVision.com
Hi! I'm Dr. Jewel D. Williams. I am a wife, mother of 3 beautiful girls, lead pastor of Vision & Education at Abundant Life Worship Center. I teach undergraduate and graduate courses at a Christian college. Additionally, I am an author and CEO of Tri-Production Publishing, Inc. What is important about it all is I love to serve. I was "Saved to Serve."