"When you chase a dream, you learn about yourself. You learn your capabilities and limitations, and the value of hard work and persistence."
Do you have what it takes to chase a dream? Not everyone is willing to go the distance — to pay the price that success demands. But whether you succeed or fail, you will gain insight and understanding into yourself. And maybe what you learn is more important than winning the race. We all have strengths and weaknesses, capabilities and limitations. Most people work to improve their weaknesses. I recommend that you focus on improving your strengths. You may work for a lifetime to fix your limitations and still not overcome them. Better to focus your energy on perfecting your strengths. You don't have as far to travel and the success is more rewarding.
Here is Nicholas Sparks with some tips on writing.