Your Future Self Will Thank You for Staying In
We all get Saturday Night Fever, but your future self will thank you for staying in on a Saturday night.
If you’re working a pedestrian forty to fifty hour a week job and wish to go elsewhere, you need this lecture more than anyone.
Yes, Saturday nights on the town may bring instant gratification.
Sure, going out will give you stress relief.
And yes, Saturday nights allow you to talk to others about your work problems.
However, Saturday nights are times which can’t be made up, and they’re perfect for pursuing passion.
Behind a Screen
I don’t care what the Pepsi Guy says, stay behind the screen on Saturday nights researching your passion or pursuing it in one way, shape, or form. The work week gives us little time to think of our passion, so now’s the time to buckle down and get ready for the long, winding road from where we are this year to where we want to be in five years.
Where do you want to be in five years?
If you want to be at a bar with the same people (regardless of how cool they may be) five years from today, keep doing what you’re doing.
But if you’re constantly stressed and you have a passion you wish to pursue, use the weekend to your advantage. Most of us aren’t getting up early on Sunday but if you really want what you deserve in life, you have to go after it. It won’t come to you; you have to go to it.
Ways to Pursue
Okay, for many of us, we need to do some sound research. For myself, I’m in the final editing process of my debut novel, Lord of Columbia.
What have I been looking up?
Well, I’ve been looking up the basis behind the novel, which can be seen in several previous posts as I get a little political in speaking of what motivated me to pen the novel, and ultimately a budding trilogy.
But, what else?
I’ve been researching grammar, how to show rather than tell, how to write in an active voice over a passive one, words to use and words to omit, how to get to the point, and several other grammar related issues.
But I’ve been researching more than grammar. For one, I’ve never marketed, sold, or have done anything in the world of e-book publishing, so I’ve been hitting it hard. I’ve bene researching reputable sites to market the work, how to build the author platform, which My Freedom Flame is becoming in both a motivational and political sense, how to craft an excellent title, book cover, book description, and author description.
But it goes further than this, and the following is going to be useful to you.
Getting the Word Out
How do I get the word out that I’ve written a book to be released in four-and-a-half months?
For one, I constantly use My Freedom Flame to write about political and social issues which motivated the book. For another, I’m utilizing social media, but I’m going further. I’m looking at book marketing sites, the investments I need to be making for this to happen, how to create a book trailer, which will be released soon, and much more.
I’m looking up how to perfect my blog, which I’ll be doing shortly, giving myself the best chance to succeed. I’m researching market trends, which types of marketing is in and those which are outdated. There is a lot, and I mean a lot of things to do.
This is how a Saturday night needs to be spent for those looking to one day leave their job and embark on a journey we call passion. By pursuing passion, we must make sacrifices, and sometimes sacrificing a Saturday night with friends is what must be done.
In the long run, your future self will thank you for treating Saturday Night Fever with research and putting yourself in the best position to succeed.
Finally, have fun with your projects, as the journey will motivate more than you; it’ll motivate others on the same mission as you.