I've been reading the book The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy, the former publisher of Success magazine. It makes me pause and think and realize what I've been missing in anything I've wanted to succeed at.
I have the motivation, but I'm missing a key factor and now I'm working on it. Consistency. It's not a race to win. He brings up the hare and tortoise fable. Slow and steady wins the race. And that is true in any part of your life. Whether it be your writing, relationships and your career. You need to be consistent. Follow a routine and keep working at it and do your very best work in all things you do.
There are no get rich formulas in life, just hard work. And your dreams and goals take hard work. You will not be an overnight success. You have to work at it and that doesn't stop when you start making money. You can lose it all as fast as you make it.
Take a look at the book. I was never a big motivational self help reader. But some of the books I have read over the last month has helped me grow and given me insight on my writing career, my life and my goals.
I know if I follow the advice written by the ones who have succeeded before me and learn from their examples I will become the best me I can be everyday getting a little better. Get the book here.