Friday, September 5, 2014

A Few Quick Reminders in Case You Miss Your Work

“It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him.”

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

Some days are harder than others.  It’s a good idea to make your Purpose a commitment, but sometimes even the most committed will have a hard time.  Part of this is the Enemy, and part of this is life.  Either way, it’s good to know that it’s not always easy.  That makes it easier.  Today I was fortunate, because I got to read and I got to spend time with my Muse, planning the future.  Other days, I’m not so lucky.  Some kind of emergency occurs and I don’t get the time I need.   Here are some ideas that may help:
·      Do your work every day anyway.  No matter what.  If you miss a day, keep going. 
·      Do NOT beat yourself up if you miss a day.  That can reinforce the negative behavior.  Just Keep Going.
·      Plan out a week, not just a day.  You might get more done.
·      If you get stuck, don’t accuse yourself of being lazy.  You might be afraid, or more likely, you might not know the next step.
·      If you don’t know the next step, try anything.
·      If you don’t know the next step, ask for help.
·      If you don’t know the next step, write out some possible ideas.
·      Try to take advantage of the few minutes here and there that inevitably occur.
·      Go to bed.  Tomorrow is another day.
·      When you wake up, Get Started and Keep Going.