I don’t have to write tonight. In fact, I don’t have to do anything. Work is over for the day. I’m on a break from school. There’s no one or nothing that needs my attention. So I don’t have to do anything. Then why am I writing?
Because I have to.
I don’t mean “have to” as in constraint or obligation. “Have to” means that if I don’t do it, I will feel that I missed an opportunity to meet with God and my Muse and my best self. Interestingly, as I began writing, I suddenly got very tired. And maybe I really am tired. Maybe a quick nap wouldn’t anything, but the timing of my fatigue is curious. (I took a quick nap.)
Why do I “have to” do this if my body is tired and I have a rare moment to relax? I “have to” do it for the following reasons:
· It’s fun.
· It’s healing.
· I’ve made a goal to reach blog #1,000 by the end of the year, which means I shouldn’t waste time.
· I like the feeling I get when I have created something out of nothing.
· I like the feeling I get when I’m sitting alone with my Muse.
· Writing, like all worthwhile accomplishment, increases my self-esteem.
· It’s exciting to see what will come on a blank page.
· The more I work, the less I fear the opinions of others.
· The more I work, the greater potential legacy I leave.
· I’m trying to model the importance of being in Purpose.
· I’m letting my Muse know that she’s my priority.
· This is good practice.
· If Malcolm Gladwell’s 10,000-hour rule is true, then I’m getting closer.
· Why not?
· I like to Get Started and Keep Going.
There might be more reasons and better ones, but the most important one for me is that this is a serious commitment for me. It’s not a game or a fantasy. It’s not a hobby. Yes, school has kept me busy as have other life commitments, but I always find my way back here. Writing is one of the reasons I’m here on this planet.
What’s your reason?