Monday, June 4, 2012
How To Raise The Bar With Your Writing
I loved watching my junior college buddy, Steve, compete in high jumping. He was a stellar athlete who challenged himself daily to raise the bar academically and physically. No matter how high he jumped, I taunted him to raise the bar higher and higher. He earned a full ride scholarship to Arizona State University in Track and Field as well as a full ride academic scholarship.
Each day I challenge myself to raise the bar with my own writing. It may be as simple as learning one new word. The little things you do as a writer matter. Failing to write daily makes it difficult to improve. Few writers make the best seller list. Many give up before receiving a publishing contract. It's not good enough to be a good writer. Set your sights high. Be a great writer. Improve a little bit each day and you will soar with the eagles.