Writing Motto

“It is a law of the universe: Assistance must always be given to
those who request it.”
Oprah Winfrey

Frank Somma is a highly successful salesman, a motivational speaker, and a good friend of my good friend and mentor, Rob Gilbert (check out Rob’s Success Hotline: 973.743.4690). Frank shares inspiring, insights on his site: FrankSomma.com. In a recent post, he talked about a gift that his cousin and valued friend, Steve, gave him in the form of a simple, but powerful idea: He challenged Frank to come up with a motto that captured his goals.

For 2015, Frank chose as his motto one that expressed an intention he wanted to keep foremost in his mind on a daily basis over the next 12 months: “Life is choice. Your very next moment can be different if you choose it to be.”

What a wonderful motivational tool! Reading Frank’s post has inspired me to ponder a personal writing motto for this upcoming year — an intention that I want to keep front and center throughout 2016.

Here’s the touchstone phrase I came up for myself for the coming year: “A Passion for Completion.” This was inspired by a post I wrote a while ago (See Passionate Completion). I’ve said this phrase many times to myself, but now I really want to commit to it because it expresses exactly the mindset I need to finish revising my YA novel. I’m going to write it on a card and keep it in my office so I’ll see it every day.

I’ve found that setting an intention, whether it’s for a meditation session or a writing session, can be very powerful: It’s amazing how a simple tool like this can help focus and galvanize you. And, given the power of words, putting your intention in writing gives it greater strength: To me, it’s a way of asking the universe for assistance.

How about you? Why not come up with a writing motto of your own — one that will inspire and motivate you to achieve your major goal over the next 12 months and put it where you’ll see it every day: on your computer, your desk, your iPhone, in your wallet?

Or here’s a simpler idea: just pick one word that inspires you. Creativity, Abundance, Joy — whatever quality you want to bring to your writing over the next year, sum it up in a single word and use it as your personal touchstone.

If you think of a word or motto and want to share it, I’d love to hear from you. Write on!

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About karinwritesdangerously

I am a writer and this is a motivational blog designed to help both writers and aspiring writers to push to the next level. Key themes are peak performance, passion, overcoming writing roadblocks, juicing up your creativity, and the joys of writing.
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