Failing Daily, Making Mistakes, Analyzing Your Errors, and Trying Again — Daily Quote


I admit it. Recently, I have hit the failure button a lot. It would be easy to blame my shortcomings on external events and bad luck. But I firmly believe if my goal is important enough, nothing will stand my way. While I can meet my minimum daily word count goal, I struggle to reach my stretch goals and push my writing to the next level. Since I aim to increase my daily productivity, I need to increase the days I hit the stretch goal.

The definition of a daily target implies that it should be, well, daily. Time to conduct a study, collect data, crunch numbers, and run them through the analysis machine. I discovered a pattern for the days I attained the stretch goal. The prior evening, I planned. Don’t worry kids, not a single outline was harmed (or created) in this process. I place extreme importance and value on the ability to fly by the seat of my pants.

Instead, I set the stage. Each session was different, but each bore similar themes. I prepared the tableau for the next day’s writing session. Think about throwing a party. You decide what you want to serve, go shopping, hang decorations, and make a few dishes in advance. On the day of the party, you cook. I have a new tactic. Each evening, I set the party, so the next day, I only need to write. We’ll see how it goes.

What takeaways have you learned from your failures?


Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

10 thoughts on “Failing Daily, Making Mistakes, Analyzing Your Errors, and Trying Again — Daily Quote

  1. I think this is why some of us are floundering a little. Nothing seems (or feels) normal any more. Routines have gone out the window, and habits have died on the vine.
    At the moment, I am looking for a new way of working, which involves a different mindset.
    I am not having much luck, but I will find it. I must!

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