I just read this blog article http://saraheolson.com/2011/12/06/the-slush-readers-advice-for-writers/
It contains the best piece of writing advice I've read: 'Become more awesome.'
It made me laugh because it's simple, obvious and very true. I'm trying to become more awesome. Every word I write, every book I read and every seminar I attend is directed towards this goal. 'Become more awesome' serves as a reminder that I'm trying to reach this goal; it is now my mantra.
Become more awesome!