Thursday, February 18, 2016

"Have You Had Your Plus Sign Today?" - Encouraging Myself

There is no time. If I had my way, I would be writing my book 24/7. However, I don't have a publishing contract yet, and I have bills, so I need to work. I need to wash my dishes. I need to go to physical therapy twice a week. I need (and want) to spend time with my family and friends. So, there is no time.

It's been a rough couple of weeks. I had so many good intentions. I even bought a cool new calendar to keep of track of them:

However, I find myself behind schedule, upset and embarrassed, especially when people ask me how the book is coming and what is taking me so long. So, I'm going to encourage myself as I have done time and time again. I've made a brief list of some positive points.
  1. This blog entry about my book is two days late, but it's done, and I'm still sticking to my 52-blog challenge.

  2. People are interested in what I have to say. This week, I received legitimate comments on a blog entry for the first time in a couple years! Additionally, one of my sister's friends starting following me on Twitter, and expressed that she is really looking forward to my book.

  3. It doesn't matter when the book gets done; it just matters that it gets done. This is pretty much my life's work, and I'm a winner as long as I finish. I'm demonstrating a strong commitment to a project that is important to me.

  4. All of my hard work is not in vain; if I can affect one person with my book, I have succeeded. 
I hope this blog post encourages someone else who is struggling to achieve their dreams. We are going to make it!

How do you encourage yourself? 

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