15 Habits of Great Writers
Day Three Initiate
A Great Writer Takes Initiative.
Today we start writing. Today is all different. It is time to start again. Everyday, we have a decision to start or stop the things worth doing. To continue building habits that make us more of our truer self, or to break the ones that we have been doing for a while.
As it turns out, this is all life is: subtle, gradual habit-forming. Becoming who we are through the things we do or don’t do.
Choose yourself. Look in the mirror and say: “You I pick you.” This is where we need to face our confidence issues as writers. We need to face, admit to the our struggles that keep us from taking initiative . Today it ends. Our challenge is to start something that scares us. Today we begin..
Self-Discipline “A person without decision of character can never be said to belong to himself. He belongs to whatever can make captive of him.” PLATO
Plato’s definition of self-discipline has been taped to my front door for the past five years. Self Discipline is my plight to bear. It is the fear of starting something I can not finish. The fear of breaking my habits . Fear of success. Self discipline is a powerful choice that can not fail if one has a focus and strong will to write like no other . It is a conscious choice , decision, an intent that separates the Great from the not so great. This is the place where we all strive to be. This is the place of higher consciousness that fuels our creativity and imagination. This is the place where we write effortlessly..
So, I begin to focus on writing. My days begin and end with writing. I write freely in the morning, and write pages in the afternoon, and my stories into the night. I focus on my wall to avoid an unforeseen fall.
So today, I am breaking my old habits . Today I take initiative. Today I am a great writer in training with nothing to lose.” Let me give you another phrase for this; ” I am a writer busting a move.”
“It is better to have tried and failed then to have never tried at all.
This is my favorite Dana Point, Ca backyard view