Saturday, March 3, 2007

A Spot on the horizon

By Keith Fisher

Recently, I was reminded of the old hiking trick of finding a landmark on the horizon and making that your goal. Then when that spot is reached you find another one. Reaching goals in little chunks is a tried and true method of reaching a larger goal.

While perusing the Authors Incognito group page I discovered the book covers created by authors that were planning ahead. (Elizabeth and Darvell.) I admired their work and realized I could use this idea in mapping my success.

I created my own book cover for one of my books. I turned it into a jpeg then I set it as the background for the desktop on my computer. Now every time I turn it on, I’m reminded of my goal. It’s my inspiration, a goal I’m working toward. It helps me persist in achieving the large goal of becoming a successful author while I work on all my other projects.

My book cover is like a refrigerator magnet that is designed to inspire me to greatness. It’s a positive image I can focus on. It’s different than a picture of my overweight body placed on the refrigerator in an effort to loose weight. It’s my spot on the horizon.

I know a publisher will probably have other ideas for the cover, but for now, it helps me stay focused.


G. Parker said...

I really like it Keith!! Way to go. It's gonna be published, your persistence will win out.

Anonymous said...

Nice cover for your upcoming book.

And good advice for a way to stay motivated.

Tristi Pinkston said...

Positive affirmations will do just as much for your success as anything else. It looks great.

Pop me a private e-mail, would you, Keith? I'd like to talk something over with you.

Nichole Giles said...

I love what you've done with the cover. Great job, and good blog, too.