A Method For Setting Goals and Achieving Them

By Ruth Barringham

“You are never too old to set a new goal or dream a new dream.”
~ C S Lewis

I love watching the trilogy of psychological movies by M Night Shyamalan - Unbreakable, Split and Glass. These movies are fascinating.

In the first movie, Unbreakable, Samuel L Jackson plays the lead character, Elijah Price, who is known as Mr Glass because he has fragile bones that break easily.

He has no superpowers and cannot do anything physical, yet he still manages to become one of the world’s worst criminals.


By working with the strengths he has, which are genius-level intelligence, the power of persuasion, and foremost he is driven. He gets other criminals to do things for him.

He works by wielding his strategies, manipulation, using psychology and having high motivation.

So what does any of this have to do with writing?

Well, if you want to be as successful and motivated as Mr Glass, you need to use what he has too, although not in a criminal way.

Stop being needy, stop playing to lose, and start playing to win.

Be strong in everything you want to achieve whether it’s losing weight, writing more, earning more or anything else you want to do.

Take a leaf out of Mr Glass’s book and believe in your strengths and play them.

Stop letting yourself down.

Stop putting other people on pedestals.

Don’t listen to critics, especially on anti-social media.

Never listen to your inner critic.

Instead, go for what you want.

Have fun.

Achieve anything.

Show the nay-sayers that they’re wrong.

Once you believe in yourself, you’ll be unstoppable.

And what this all comes down to, is stop worrying, prioritise your writing, and write more.

“You don't start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it's good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it. That's why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence.”
~ Octavia E. Butler

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