Now that you have put your BIG idea into the ether, you must keep moving. Successful people are successful because they have the ability to be connected to their daily success initiatives without becoming pigeon-holed by those endeavors—they keep it moving. A person with a winning mindset makes a decision and move on to the next decision without unnecessary rationalizations or feelings of what if.
My latest release, Choose Love Not Hate, could go on to achieve astronomical success on an international scale, which would not surprise me partly due to the zeitgeist of this era. Now that this book has been published, my primary efforts center on identifying my target market and implementing actionable strategies to reach those readers. Even so, as important as having a marketing plan is, this process should not keep me from moving on to other projects.
I plan to release another book (nf) in a couple of months, followed by the release of my first book in my novel series a few months after, and that means I need to divert some of my mental resources to ensure I meet those milestones. Working on those upcoming titles, however, does not mean I have abandoned my efforts relating to my recent release. The idea is to find the right balance between not sabotaging a future success initiative while working on a present goal with the same intensity.
Even if you’re on the right track, you will not make any progress relating to your short and long-term goals if you just dwell on what’s happening at the present moment. That is the premise behind Keep It Moving—it’s about taking ownership of your life by not waiting for the perfect opportunity or right moment to act.
One way to sabotage your hard work and effort is to wait around hoping to see success outcomes materialize before your eyes. I genuinely desire for my book to get into the hands of millions of people around the world, and I believe this book has the potential to exceed those expectations. Nonetheless, waiting around and looking at sales numbers would be an exercise in futility, considering it could be my next project that takes the world by storm.
So whatever you do, don’t keep your next set of opportunities waiting because you have grown so enamored by the present happenings in your life. Take time to celebrate if you must, but always keep the bigger goal in sight. Follow your heart and trust your intuition. When others around you give up, keep going until you find that which you seek after. As long as you keep moving forward, you increase the probability of striking gold—and when you are least expecting it.