There's always a challenge for everyone, to get better at whatever they're passionate about and good at. Then comes the question of how you're going to do it. For me, it's all about continuing to hone my craft daily and consistently. Writing everyday is what I love to do so the challenge is writing content that impacts others and will make them think.
I write short poems daily and I always think, is this something that will impact someone and will make them think? If the answer is yes, then I share it on social media, if it doesn't, then I go back and either re-write it or I scrap it altogether. So yes there are a lot of poems that don't make it to social media or they don't get finished and they get deleted.
I'm never afraid of what the world will think when I share my writing because not everyone will relate to what I'm writing about. I'm more concerned about the people who consistently read my poetry and want a fresh new perspective on life and what's going on in the world.
Getting better and writing something no one has even thought about is what keeps me going. It also let's people know that you're not fixated on one specific subject area. When I'm working on my books, I'm telling a story in poetry format. That's the most challenging thing to do because it has to sound good, you're setting a scene and making sure that a person can visual what's being written.
What's the advice that I can give that'll help with honing your craft?
1. Know what your goals are and why you're doing it.
2. Be consistent in whatever you're doing (even when you don't want to do it).
3. Patience is the biggest component to whatever you're doing.
4. Improve everyday in whatever you're doing (growth is very important).
5. Love the good, bad and ugly of it (it's not always going to be great).
Part of this game is to love it and not give up when things aren't going well. I'm approaching 3 years of this journey and the results are getting there. Just know that your time is coming, you'll never know when but it's coming. Be positive (you won't be everyday, that's normal and fine), but visualize the end goal of it.
Don't rush the process, it's about longevity and legacy (well at least for me).
My books are available on the website and my podcast The Aquarianmind Podcast is available for listening on iTunes.
Be good and go accomplish your goals.