Posted on : 30-11-2010 | By : Lynn | In : Uncategorized
I can only imagine what it must be like for all the momma’s who have had to wait for their baby to be born for nine months. I hear the last month is especially the hardest because nature is working on both of you (mom and baby) to get the hell out of dodge (or the uterus as it were). I bring up this example because it was the first idea that popped into my head when I began thinking about this blogging goal of mine to write 365 blogs in 365 days. All I can say is that this baby is going to be one BIG ole baby by the time it is born. Or maybe not because it’s actually being born everyday with each new blog so scratch that!
Today what I can report to you that I am learning or becoming aware of in keeping my commitment to write everyday is that I’m having to go deeper and deeper inside of me to come up with thoughts and feelings that I am having. I often wonder if we all have this many thoughts and feelings as I do, because I seem to have a lot but it may be the special condition of a writer too. Writers tend to walk around with a constant dialogue going on in their heads and if they’re lucky, they find a release for it through words when they’re writing. This process must be the same thing for artists, dancers and musicians as well. I know that scientists have this condition because I remember when my friend was in grad school for chemistry sometimes he would stay up for days working on experiments because his brain would not let him sleep (okay so maybe he had some diagnosable something going on too but let’s stick to creativity for this article!).
Anyway, back to the point of this blog which is to see our goals through to their birth (or not to give up during the birthing process). In the world of goals, I feel like I’m in my 7th month of pregnancy. I won’t give up because I made a commitment to God, to you and to me to blog everyday but I sure am having to stretch more than I ever have before when it comes to writing
‘ll leave you with five tips that have helped me during this process, I hope that you will find them helpful:
1.) When you make a goal, write it down and if possible let enough people know about it (or the right people to know about it) so that you feel (and therefore will be) accountable;
2.) Read. Read. Read. You can never read too much. You wouldn’t believe the amount of books I read each week, partly because I love to read and partly to prepare for interviewing authors on www.blogtalkradio.com/hope42day. There are some excellent posts on line as well such as The Huffington Post, www.alltop.com, and www.mashable.com;
3.) Make a commitment to work on your goal for a specific amount of time or purpose and keep this commitment no matter what;
4.) Pray a lot, even if your atheist, pray to your mind and to the unknowable vast universal force for support, help and “allowing”;
5.) Find time to do nothing at all (I meditate but if you’re not in to meditation than just sit still and be quiet) for at least half an hour each day if not more;
I want to hear about your goals so that I can support you and cheer you on…what are you committing to do today?