It’s Sunday, August 23rd and I’m up at 6am again to review and write.
What are you doing this morning? Hit me up at [email protected] and let me know.
So let’s get right in.
I looked back at what I posted a week ago and came across a sentence that I realized was pretty wrong. (I’m a firm believer in reviewing your progress.)
The part in parentheses is doesn’t align with what I believe. And I didn’t catch myself at the time.
Let me explain.
Specifically, the statement “stay motivated to write” presupposes (or assumes to be true) that you have to motivated to write.
I’ll blatantly say you don’t need motivation to write.
If that’s your belief, you’re setting yourself up for failure because a day is coming where you won’t be motivated to do it.
Motivation isn’t this eternal spring of passion for a topic that gushes on demand.
If your production is tied to motivation, you constantly leave yourself open to negotiation about whether or not you’re motivated to produce today.
Some day you’ll lose the battle to start.
(On a side note, if that’s ever you – don’t let yesterday define today. Get back up and keep moving.)
And as if that wasn’t bad enough, chances are at least some part of what you do is hard or boring or un-motivating.
Relying on motivation to drive you all the way until the gig or job or post is finished has the same result. You don’t produce a finished product for the day.
You should be careful tying your chances of success to something that you can’t generate on demand.
So by now you may be asking… What should I do then? Well, discipline to start.
But as I’ve worked on crafting my morning routine to write, I’ve noticed there’s a key to the process that makes the discipline a little less like… well discipline.
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Have a blessed day.