The Olympics is a testament to courage, hard work, and perseverance. But even in the midst of the amazing, there are a few athletes that forgot the whole reason they were there. Check out the following footage:
I’m personally disgusted by the lack of ethics among these athletes. They missed the whole concept of the Olympics.
Then I got to thinking about writers. We may not play on the public stage of Olympic News Coverage, but we do sometimes throw the game by not putting out our best.
5 Areas Writers Need To Step Up Their Game:
1. Keep Training. There is never a time when we have arrived, but it sure is easy to get lazy about continuing to grow. Coasting along with the ‘good enough’ mentality is one way of throwing the game. Being less than your personal best.
2. Keep Deadlines. If you promise something, DELIVER. Unless you have a major family crisis. On the flip side, don’t make promises you can’t keep.
3. Writing Discipline. Writers don’t have a boss sitting at their house telling them to get to work. We have to find that drive and determination ourselves. Be faithful to your writing time.
4. Avoid Undercutting The Success Of Others To Get Ahead. Hoarding information, opportunities, and failing to give credit where it is due is not the attitude of an Olympic Writer. As much as writing is a solitary profession, we need each other.
5. Be A Leader. Don’t follow blindly after those that make poor decisions or have a negative attitude towards others. Step up and stand out in the crowd with integrity.
What are some areas where you think writers need to step up their game?