The 15 Principles Of Highly Successful Authors


Theoretically, every author that has ever had any measure of success has learnt how to harness the power of these principles – and now you can, too.

1. They commit to writing the damn book. (Commitment)

‘Without commitment, you cannot have depth in anything, whether it’s a relationship, a business or a hobby.’ – Neil Strauss

This might sound obvious but, a writer writes. They dedicate themselves to an idea, they dedicate themselves to an actual day of the week (not ‘someday’), then they make plans to see the idea through to the end no matter what.

2. They believe in the possibility of their success. (Self-Confidence)

‘Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit’ – E.E. Cummings

If you don’t believe in yourself, why should anyone else? To be a success you need to hone your craft enough so you can always confidently say, ‘Yes – success is possible for me right now’.

3. They believe they are worthy of success. (Self-Esteem)

‘Believe you can and you’re halfway there.’ – Theodore Roosevelt

People only work within the confines of how they perceive themselves, and when your self-esteem is low, that perception is usually far from the truth. You won’t be successful until you believe that you are truly worthy of it.

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