Motivation and Inspiration

 

Overworked?Image courtesy of jk1991 at FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Image courtesy of jk1991 at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Tired, worn out, not an idea to rub together?

It’s all too easy to forget why we’re here writing and beating our heads against our keyboards day by day. No wonder writers end up brain dead and chasing after new shiny goals to magic the way to success.

Instead of setting yet another dozen unachievable goals for 2017, stop and focus on what it means to be an energized writer.

  • Do you wake up every morning, racing to reach your computer, full of excitement about your writing passion?
  • Do you enjoy a brisk walk daily. use all five senses to take in your environment, find something new there to write about each time?
  • Do you find time to look out for friends and family?
  • Are you reading at least one unputdownable book and making notes on how the author worked to achieve those results?
  • Are you getting a good night’s sleep?

It’s all too easy to burn yourself out and answer no to each of these.

  • Do you wake up every morning, racing to reach your computer, full of excitement about your writing passion?

The first essay in Ray Bradbury’s Zen and the Art of Writing woke me up from a long spell of drudgery, just writing to make ends meet. This isn’t a how-to-write book but a how-I-did-it book which reignited my passion for writing as a vital creativity for life.

Come to it with zest and gusto, he says. and shows how it’s done.

A blog post on Jon Morrow’s new   Unstoppable   website filled with his zest and gusto for life charts his Seven Life Lessons. It’s a long post but a marvellous paean to the indomitable spirit of a man who has made his name over and over as a highly successful and helpful blogger.  I recommend it.

What is inspiring and motivating you to meet the New Year full of energy and raring to go? Share your thoughts and plans in the comments below.

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