Underrated Mindsets That Go Into Earning from Writing

I took some time off over the summer to organise a few aspects of my life. It was a little scary because working less meant earning less, and I wasn’t sure if I’d ever be able to get back to where I was. But I decided to give it a shot. It took about a month to get back to where I was, but it did happen. And it made me realise that while we like to laugh at truisms, they actually work to explain how successful people recreate their success.

Take each day as it comes. My writing success has a cyclical pattern. My numbers begin to fall during a down cycle. It may appear that everything I try to improve only leads to more failure. It’s not enjoyable. I try to take things one day at a time, whether they are good or bad. You should do the same. When you’re going through a rough patch, take it one day at a time to keep your sanity.

Get off the Pot or Piss. You can’t afford to come up with endless ideas. You have to pick an idea and run with it at some point. I never know what to write about. And I’m not always sure if an idea is worth pursuing. I simply do it. You can’t always know, so you have to get used to making decisions and sticking to them. At least long enough to see those decisions through before moving on to something more exciting.

Simply keep swimming. Let’s say one of your experiments fails. You can’t let that get to you. Instead, you must persevere.
There will be wins and losses along the way. Me? In many years of writing, I have nearly 50000 followers across my social media accounts. Despite this, I continue to write stories that go nowhere. As they say, just keep swimming.

Maintain Your Head Down. It makes no difference what everyone else is doing. Someone else could make $500 more than me on an almost identical story. Others may receive more recognition. It makes no difference. I write while keeping my head down. It makes no difference what everyone else is doing if you keep your head down and work.

Concentrate on the Big Picture. It’s not that minor details are unimportant. But it’s all too easy to get caught up in the details and waste time going nowhere. For me, the big picture is establishing a writing career that will support both me and my child. I’m attempting to improve my quality of life. The big picture is what ultimately guides you.

Do What You Enjoy. It’s said that if you do what you love, you’ll never have to work a day in your life. To a large extent, I believe that is correct. I enjoy writing. Writing is unquestionably my happy place. However, this does not imply that writing is simple. That is not to say it is not work. But it’s the kind of work I’m always looking for. It’s more difficult for me to quit at the end of the day. It’s not difficult for me to get up at odd hours of the night to write a new story. It helps to enjoy what you do if you want to make a lot of money.

Don’t Panic, Be Happy. Sometimes you just have to allow yourself to ignore all of the negative voices. Perhaps it’s your own self-doubt. Maybe it’s everyone else who says your career goals are unattainable. You are free to tune out those voices and focus on your work. You have the option to be happy if you so desire. You don’t have to be concerned all of the time. Successful people understand the difference between being prepared and worrying about the what-ifs.

Make Lemonade When Life Hands You Lemons. This is also known as making the most of what you have. How do you go about doing that? You acknowledge reality while also allowing yourself to fantasise. People sometimes think they’re giving you a dose of reality you’ve never considered. If you only work online, they might think you’re not a real writer. Alternatively, they may decide that you’re unimportant until you’ve had a decade of success. LThe truth is that any good thing can come to an end. There are few certainties in this world. So, if you have the drive to make the most of whatever life throws at you, that’s perfectly fine. Your current opportunity could be fleeting. Is it really that important? When this is the case, successful people aren’t afraid to move on to the next thing.

Hi, I’m Garima and I write about life experiences. I have several books available on Amazon. Check them out today! Any purchases or KDP reads will be greatly appreciated. If you like my books, do leave a review. Here’s my author page on Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B0BQDZXYNV


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Nicole Smith says:

    I try not to compare myself. I am here for me.

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    1. GS says:

      True story

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  2. Jony says:

    Love it😄 just keep swimming no matter what 👍

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    1. GS says:


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