I started listening to Jim Rohn’s Youtube talks just after he died. When he said Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems, wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenge, wish for more wisdom, I straightened up and started typing. With a smile on my face. In terms of time management, he inspired me not to waste a minute getting to it.
Looking to the future is one of the best ways to improve a writer’s use of available time. When big goals shine ahead of us, when we dare to believe in them, we’re more likely to use long and short free segments of time when we get them to further our writing careers. When we know where we’re going, we’re more confident about taking the steps to get us there. No matter how far off they may seem, to deny our brightest dreams is to halt our progress.
The journey is a difficult one, of course, but we didn’t choose it because it’s easy to be a writer. No professional chooses that way: Oh, I think I’ll be a lawyer, a teacher, a doctor, an accountant, because it’s easy. Ha.
And if we know we’re dealing with, say, a five-year plan, we’re going to be less impatient. We begin to appreciate the journey, the learning, and the people we meet along the way. And once we love the journey, we realize that we don’t have to wait a single minute to love every aspect of this writing life.
I hope it’s another brilliant writing week for you.
This week from @yourwritingmuse: I admire the way you approach a resting project, with renewed vigor and enthusiasm. Your fan, Your Writing Muse