Connect the Dots

You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. – Steve Jobs

When you turn your dream into a goal, you won’t know how to reach it. That’s normal. In fact, that’s the point.

If you already knew how to sell a million copies of your book, it wouldn’t be a dream. It would be one of the items on your todo list. It would be all in a day’s work, the way it is for James Patterson.

When you’re manifesting your dream, the only thing you’ll know is the next step. Take it. Once you do, you’ll be able see where to go from there.

It’s only after you’ve reached your goal that you can look back and see all the steps that got you there. For now, focus on the next step. It’s all you need.

About the author 

Valerie Francis

Valerie Francis is a bestselling author, literary editor, and podcaster with a passion for stories by, for and about women.

Each month, Valerie recommends books from literature’s best female authors. Selections come from every genre because women write, and read, in every genre. The Women’s Fiction category offers up some terrific novels, but these days there’s a strong female presence in thriller, horror, crime, and other genres traditionally dominated by male writers. No matter what the publishing companies may think, in the 21st Century, Women’s Fiction is whatever we want it to be.

stories for women, by women, and about women