“If there is no dull and determined effort, there will be no brilliant achievement.”
When I read these words the other day, I felt my blood chill. Honestly! I used to think that line “their blood ran cold” was a load of crap. I found out otherwise.
Anyway, I spent the rest of the day thinking about that quote. I think it can apply to a lot in life, and I think every procrastinator like me can take it to heart. It can apply to writing, to becoming more self-sufficient, to crafts like knitting or clay-work, homework or…anything really.
I’ve been reading “The Shy Writer Re-Born” by C. Hope Clark, and I’ve found her inspiring as well. She gives solid advice, and because she is an introvert like me, I tend to pay more attention when she assures me that I really can lay down a plan for success in my writing. If she can do it, so can I.
If I can do it, brave ahead despite my self doubt and negative crap, you can do it too. Doesn’t matter what it is, if it’s something you believe in, you can do it.
I’m talking reasonable dreams here.
Ask yourself these things:
- What do I want to be doing six months from now? A year? Two years?
- What needs to happen to achieve my six month goal?
- Do I need someone else’s help? How do I get that? Where do I have to go?
- What can I do today or tomorrow to be one step closer to that goal?