The great danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it. —Michelangelo

That’s a juicy quote and one I see played out over and over among my writer friends. While they achieve their near-term writing goals, the bar is so low that it would be almost impossible to miss.

You probably know a few yourself – the writers who tell similar stories in the same genre, on repeat. The writers who finish a novel on Friday and self-publish on Sunday. The blog posts peppered with typos. The back cover blurb that raises an interesting question, and the novel that fails to explores it.

There’s no shame in writing whatever you want, even stories you create by rote. But if you’re here, reading this, you may want more. I do.

Today, ask yourself what creative goals would inspire you every minute of every day. What would you create if you spent your life writing at your highest level? Think of your biggest creative dream and how it would feel to commit to fulfilling it. Then think of a dream bigger than that.

How does that feel to you?