Tip Toeing to the Terminus

I have accepted that many small steps will get me where I want to be long before one big giant leap that never happens. This should drastically reduce my stress levels by not setting me up for failure. Hugh plans can be very frightening and they cause me to freeze like a deer caught in headlights so I never get anything done. I wake up in the middle of the night from the fear of my life melting away while my bucket remains empty.

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I will be writing 500 words a day on my book. I know I can easily do this, just by slipping 50 or 100 words in here and there through out my day. It’s easier to wrap my mind around a 500 word scene than an entire 50,000 word story, too. Like writing a snap shot or a moment in time. Then they can be added together like frames in a movie or the windows in a cartoon strip.

It’s like reducing the importance of what I want to do will remove the life and death feeling I get when I consider my plans. Contemplating a few paragraphs is so much more assessible than finishing an entire book. I can survive.

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My book is the first thing I will tackle each day. Everything else takes a back seat. While there’s a very long list of things I like to do, there’s only so much time in the day and I MUST do the one thing I WANT to do first..

Time to put my time where I say my priority is..

So far, three successful days under my belt.

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You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage – pleasantly, smilingly, nonapologetically – to say ‘no’ to other things.  And the way to do that is by having a bigger ‘yes’ burning inside.  The enemy of the ‘best’ is often the ‘good.’  ~ Stephen Covey

If we resist our passions, it is more because of their weakness than because of our strength.  ~ François, duc de La Rochefoucauld

Chase down your passion like it’s the last bus of the night.  ~ Terri Guillemets

Merry Meet and Blessed Be

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