You know, whether it's writing or any thing else that holds value to you, it takes commitment and a bit of stubbornness to see it through. I'm not going to pretend I haven't had "zero days" with The Paladin; it happens. But you have to keep moving forward and forget about those days so you can focus on what you want to tomorrow's reality.
Maybe yesterday I didn't write enough. Maybe I didn't cut enough words. Maybe I didn't get through editing all the chapters that I had wanted to. That was yesterday, though. Today I will write. I will edit. I will cut words. For you, maybe it's something different. Whatever passion you have, that thing that you want to build your life around, that's the thing you'll have to work at today, regardless of what yesterday looked like.
This blog, even it doesn't touch people and inspire, it's something I do every day. I haven't missed a blog post since I started and that means that everyday I'm forced to consider where I am with my goals. Where am I with The Paladin? Where am I with my editing? Where will I be when the clock strikes midnight and it all starts over?
I'm not going to say I'm perfect. I bottom out and have bad days. But every day I reflect on that. I look at yesterday, see what I did and what I didn't do. I get up and decide that today, I'm going to do these things again with renewed vigor. And all of it so that I can change the reality of what tomorrow will be. I have a path. I have a goal. My problems yesterday, my work today, it will all come together to build my dream for tomorrow.
Be Excellent to Each Other.
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