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Writing Wednesday: Today’s the Day

2 Nov

What are you doing today?

It’s so easy to have a mentality of just trying to get through the day.  Or just trying to make it through the week to get to the weekend.  Isn’t that part of why we celebrate “Hump Day”?

Writing Wednesday is fun alliteration, but having a post on writing mid-week is also motivational.  It’s a reminder to get writing!  We’re midweek, so don’t let the rest of the week go by without writing, if that’s your goal.  Today’s as good a day as any to write.

Can you squeeze a few moments of writing into your Wednesday?  It doesn’t have to be a lot of time.  Maybe you can write on your lunch break.  Maybe you can write on your commute, if you take the bus or the train.  Maybe you can write while you’re waiting for the water to boil on the stove.  You might not accomplish a ton of writing in that time, but it may spark something in you that makes you more adamant about carving out more time soon to finish what you started writing.

And for those of you who aren’t writers, you can also use that same amount of time to sketch something you want to later paint, look at a map to determine where you want to next travel, make a phone call to make plans with that new friend you’ve been meaning to get to know, or send out that application.

Today could be the day that brings you a little closer to achieving your dreams.  Or, it could be just another ordinary day.

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Writing Wednesday: One Step Closer to Tomorrow

5 Oct

I’m a dreamer.  Always planning for the future.  Today often gets shoved under the carpet as I dream of life a year from now.  But dreaming and doing are two very different things.  I can’t get to that future point if I don’t take steps today to get there.

Case in point: I want to publish a book.  I dream up covers and marketing ideas.  I wonder if I’ll be able to get over stage fright to do readings.  The problem is, I haven’t actually written the book yet.  How can I get to that future point of publication if I don’t spend time today writing?

What’s on your agenda for today?  Oh sure, you’ve got work and maybe a networking event function afterwards, but what are you doing today that will take you a step closer to where you want to be tomorrow?

The most productive and successful people in the world are those who are strategic.  Are you being strategic with your time?  Are you doing something every single day that will lead you to where you want to be in the future?