Wednesday, February 5, 2014

I Don't Have Much Time Left


“Nobody works better under pressure. They just work faster.”

Brian Tracy


I don’t have very much time, but I need to write.  Not want, need.  So here I go.  I’m not even going to edit my thoughts.  I’m just going to see what comes out.  I have a lot to do in the next few hours, days, weeks and months, if I’m going to reach my goals.  One of my goals is to have 500 blogs written by the end of March at the latest. That means two a day.  Why do I have this goal?
That’s a legitimate question.  The quick answer is that I have this picture in my head in which I wake up and write every morning for three to four hours a day.  I do this at my house on the beach.   I also study, take lots of walks and cook.  I write books and when I can, I do public speaking.  None of this is going to happen immediately, but I do see it all happening.  First, however, I need my house on the beach.  Before I get my house on the beach and before I become a professional writer, I have to act as if I have already reached those goals.  I have to put forth the same amount of dedication now that I will need then.
Right now what I’d like to do is take a nap or talk to a friend or read a comic book.  Instead, I’m just going to write for a while.  I also need to start planning steps to reach my goals.  Just talking about won’t help.  Writing about it helps a lot, but taking action helps far more. I need to do at least one thing every day to get me closer to my goal. 
Perhaps this goal, a house on the beach, seems selfish.  It is and it isn’t.  It is because this is for me.  It’s something I want.  For me.  I will share it with others as appropriate, but it will belong to me…well, my Muse and me.  It’s really just for us.
This is also an unselfish goal.  I am showing the world what one can do with a clearly defined goal.  Also, when I get this house, I plan to spend a lot of time being inside and writing.  My goal is that my writing will bless and encourage as many people as possible.  Yes, I want to make money, but the main goal is to bless and encourage others.  Each of us has a different way we can bless others (usually more than one way).  Writing is one of mine.
But I don’t have very much time.  I want to move into this house soon.  Right now it looks impossible, but for some senseless reason, I think can do this.  I want to get started now.  Despite popular opinion, most people don’t do their best work at the last minute.  I need to work as if my deadline were tomorrow.
So that’s what I’m going to keep doing.  I’m going to Get Started and Keep Going…because I don’t have very much time.