This week we’re reading Living the 7 Habits: Stories of Courage and Inspiration by Stephen Covey
This week we’re reading Stories That Stick: How Storytelling Can Captivate Customers Influence Audiences and Transform Your Business by Kindra Hall
Above all, have faith in yourself. Trust your instincts, even when they seem insane. Perhaps especially when they feel insane!
Being consistent is key. Self-discipline is key. Holding myself accountable for meeting (or failing to meet) my deadlines is key.
Inspiration seldom shows up when I’m sitting on the couch, beer in hand, binge-watching Amazon Prime. Go figure.
If we wait for that “perfect” time to write, when inspiration, motivation and desire all collide, we’re not going to get much writing done.
You can’t control inspiration, nor can you order it to show up on command. Inspiration is, at best, fickle.
Motivation, like inspiration, can be a fickle friend, so I believe in building a solid foundation and build levels of motivation on top of it so I can more easily achieve my dreams.
If I sit around waiting for inspiration to strike, odds are I won’t accomplish much. Why? Inspiration is a whim I can’t control.
I love deadlines. The closer they get, the harder I work to meet them because I know my goal is waiting for me on the other side of the deadline. But not everyone feels the same way.