Hey everybody, welcome back to my channel. I'm Brit Poe from Thriving Scribes and today I'm going to talk about something that's going to help you keep motivation when the going gets tough. So what I'm going to talk about today is actually something that I believe to be something that is super important to put in place in the very beginning of your author journey.
The first post that I ever published on the Thriving Scribes website was actually about this topic back in January of 2018. A lot of what I'll talk about here today has to do with the same things that are in that blog post, but I'm going to elaborate a little bit more inside of this video and touch on a few more different points.
So the thing that I'm going to talk about is something that's going to help you keep your motivation as you start reaching goals, as you start getting further along down your authorship journey and just as different curveballs hit you, because they will hit you, the last thing you want is to have one of those curveballs be the thing that knocks you on your back and then you just never get back up. Right?
So what is this thing that I keep talking about? That is your why.
Now to some of you, this may sound really simple and you're like, "Okay, I am writing because I like to write. That's why I'm doing this. I know my why, so I'm good, check! No, no, no. It goes much deeper than this because knowing what you're doing, why you're doing it, and what you want your legacy to be is so, so important. Especially when it comes to building and maintaining momentum. Developing your why can really bring clarity to what you're doing. And then through that you can really set your intentions with purpose.
Now everybody's why is going to look a little bit different. Some people's why is truly for themselves, other people's whys are because they want to impact the lives of others. So what I recommend doing is really sitting down and figuring out why you are pursuing authorship and what impact you want your books and your business to have on the lives of you, your family, and your readers.
For example, your why may be freedom because the income from your books, from your business, can create freedom for your family, can create a freedom lifestyle if that's what you want. Or your why may be that you really want to bring joy to another person's life. That is a very valid why. But understanding that and knowing why you are doing what you're doing and what impact that is going to have is super, super essential.
So how is this going to help keep your momentum?
Because when something happens, when you get hit by a curveball, when you're just not feeling that great with what you're doing, you can always come back and realign yourself with your why. Remind yourself why you're doing what you're doing and that way you're more readily and more easily. Get out of whatever rut you are in. And I've had to do this so many times for myself throughout my writing journey. And so that's why I always tell people that it is one of the most crucial things that you should come to know about yourself and to know about why what you're doing so that when these things do happen, you're not stuck forever.
Now, before I end this video, there's one more thing that I want to add here. Your why five years ago, may be different from your why today. Your why statement can completely shift and change throughout the years. And that is perfectly normal and that is perfectly ok. The thing to note is your why isn't going to change every single week. So if you keep flip-flopping between your whys every single day, then maybe that's not really your true why, and you need to go back and start working through that again so that you can come to realize what your true why is.
But just as in life ebbs and flows and your journey can take you to different places and you grow as a person and your character grows, your why can grow as well, and it can completely shift into something else. So just keep that in mind. If you discovered what your why was 10 years ago and you know it's just not the same, then it's completely fine. You have a new why and that's awesome! If you know what your why is for your author journey than I would love to know down in the comments below, I would love to be able to support you on that why. I'm always rooting for you. Bye.