Yesterday’s trademark was relentlessness.
That was yesterday.
Day 2 of a turnaround is often pivotal.
How to keep going?
A few tips:
—Tell the voices of doubt to put a sock in it.
—Generate and keep nearby (digitally or on your person) a list of ‘live’ topics that beg you to engage.
—Carry a notebook. Leonardo da Vinci kept one, so you’ll be in fairly notable company.
—How about mastering dictation on your device? Leonardo would have gone nuts with voice input.
Buddying up is always a good strategy to keep your momentum.
A few more tips…
Oh sure, you run the risk of rocking a little too far…
But think of that brief thrill of the climb, and even the sudden descent.
There are lessons in both.
Hangup for the day: “Who wants to read about my life?
Consider this: Don’t think your life.
Think small. Think moments.
Find your ‘spin’, your slant–in your voice.
If these moments resonated with you, they will hit home with others.
Today’s fixation: “It’s already been written.”
Yes, the same subject has been covered.
But how can you know book/post/ won’t reflect your own perspective if you haven’t actually written the piece?
Until you commit to the project, you can’t predict what direction, emphasis, or format you might explore.
So, yes, it’s ‘first draft’ time.