There is a strong connection between our whys and our whats. Cause and effect, action and reaction. As writers, we love to play with it.
Every character has a goal. Every conversation points towards a desired result. Every move has meaning.
When we lose touch of the sacred we can feel a profound sense of disconnect. Joy is a struggle. The sunsets look dimmer, the nights darker. We give until the tank is empty.
If we’re not careful, we can take down the loved ones in our orbit.
I read a blog post last week from Michael Hyatt, written by his daughter Megan Hyatt Miller, who is also an executive in his company. She wrote this:
The Goal is sacred, the Path is not.
It was a line burned into my head. Permission to find new paths, to keep the target in mind and do what is necessary to get there. My dream is to write. I write.
I will always write. (You can find my most recent book here.)
When you find yourself forgetting the sacred or in the midst of the struggle, allow a pivot. Stick and move. Look for a new way to chase your dream.
Let yourself go. The joy will come.