Why Having Ambition Will Boost Your Writing

By on March 5, 2017

Being ambitious about your writing is so important. It keeps you motivated, boosts your morale and keeps you aiming high and dreaming big. When it comes to writing always be as ambitious as you can be. Doing so actually helps you become a better writer - here’s why.

You stay organised

Having goals keeps you organised. You are more likely to have a proper plan in place, you know where you are right now, where you need to be, and what you have to do to get there. Being organised is so helpful as a writer, it will make you far more likely to stick to your writing schedule, and keep you motivated to keep going even when you hit difficult, challenging points in your work.

You keep your eye on the prize

Being ambitious means you have always got something to aim for. Without ambition, it would be far easier to put your writing on the back burner and you’ll find it so much easier to come up with reasons not to do it, or ways to procrastinate. Focusing on your goal helps you to zone in on what you really want and put your all into getting there.

You visualise where you want to be

Many people believe that the key to success is positive visualisation. Having high ambitions means you are always thinking about how successful you could be and visualising that in your mind. The more you do that, the more likely you are to get there!

You don’t give up

Without goals, it is far easier to give up on your writing altogether. If you suffer from writer's block or your inner critic tells you-you are not good enough you may start to believe them. Goals and ambitions give you something to believe in which helps you to keep going even when times get tough.

You stay positive

All writers go through their ups and downs and if you are trying to find a publisher then you’ll no doubt suffer rejection at some point. Being ambitious will make you more determined to pick yourself up, brush yourself off and keep trying. Focusing on your end goal keeps you positive, and while rejection may still hurt, you won’t dwell on it and will soon get yourself back into a positive frame of mind. The more quickly you do that, the more likely you’ll be to get back to your writing.

You’ll never have any regrets

Nobody even felt bad for pursuing their dreams, regardless of the outcome. If you stay ambitious and keep striving for success and improvement when it comes to your writing at least you’ll know you tried and gave it your all, and who can regret that?!

Being ambitious and striving to achieve those ambitious is exciting, exhilarating and motivating - exactly how you need in order to become a prolific and successful writer. So dream big, reach for the stars and be whoever you want to be!

Bethany Cadman -author of 'Doctor Vanilla's Sunflowers'

Bethany Cadman -author of 'Doctor Vanilla's Sunflowers'

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