Here are some rules I have learned after writing 260 blogs:
· If I want to get things done, I need to wake up by 5:00 a.m.
· If I wake up any later than 7:00 a.m., I’m going to get very little done or I will have to do it late at night.
· There’s no point in getting frustrated with myself.
· There’s also no point in constantly relearning these lessons.
· I still have a Purpose, even when I feel tired, overwhelmed, apathetic or bored.
· I have to Keep Going even when I feel like I’m not doing anything particularly new or interesting.
· I have to remember St. Paul’s admonition, “I don’t even judge myself.”
· I also have to remember Paul Simon’s admonition, “One man’s ceiling is another man’s floor.” In other words, just because what I’m writing at the moment doesn’t reach me, doesn’t mean it won’t reach someone else.
· Chances are what I’m writing will reach me later.
· So far that’s always been the case.
· It’s also important to remember that the Enemy is alive and sick and trying to destroy me. If it can’t destroy me, it will be happy to distract me from my work.
· On the days I don’t wake up early, I seem to get distracted the most.
· That doesn’t mean I don’t get my work done.
· It just means I have to work a little harder.
· It doesn’t mean I can give up.
· I just have to Get Started.
· I just have to Keep Going.
· I have to write every day.
· Every day.
· Doubt and fear are just feelings, not facts.
· Eventually my hard work will pay off.
· It’s already paying off just in doing the work.
· Good work leads to other good work.
· This is just the beginning.
· Every day that I write is just the beginning.
· This is the end, but it’s just the beginning.