Write to Achieve Your Goals
Imagine that you want to achieve a goal. How would you achieve it? Remember, talking is cheap.
First of all, make sure that you have covered all the basics. In other words, make sure that you are communicating the things that you want to be achieved in a very clear way. Sometimes it is difficult to understand that the best way to achieve something is getting it out of the door, and the thing will basically solve itself.
Suppose that you want to write a lot. What would you do? One possible way is to write stuff that requires little or no research. For example, if your goal is to write mathematical theorems, it would be very hard to do this in a clear way without spending lots of time thinking about mathematics. It is very hard to be prolific in this area. On the other hand, suppose you want to talk about something as simple as football. As soon as you get some background about that subject, you already more information than most people. You are ready to make your ideas heard. It is just as simple as this.
Using Your Opportunities
It is very interesting how few people use this opportunity. For example, some people spend all their time without using the opportunity they have to write what they are thinking. The nice thing about writing is that you can have you ideas heard by a large group of people. Not only your and your friends, but also lots of other people that never heard about you. They all would be interested in getting some new idea, and you might just well the person to talk about this idea.
There are several ways to approach this kind of task. My approach generally is to take one area at a time and go for it. It is a simple approach, but it gives you a lot of flexibility. It is also nice because you can create a portfolio of things that you can explore over time.
You can also try to use this kind of approach in other endeavors. For example, suppose you want to achieve leadership in a particular area. You might want want to approach this as a way of spreading your ideas about what needs to be done, and use your opportunities to make these ideas true. This is all you need to do in order to be a leader in a specific area: define a plan, define that approach that you are going to use, then use that approach to perform it.