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Thursday, July 04, 2013

Just Start

Start. It's difficult to push yourself into beginning a task, particularly one that is in addition to those many that you already do. It's easier to convince yourself that you should be putting your time elsewhere, or to ease your conscience by telling yourself "I'll begin that next week, when I don't have quite so much on."

The painful fact is you will always have plenty going on. You're not going to find a week where you have nothing to do.  Blogging. Website updates. You know they are important for your creative business but telling yourself you'll get on that next week is a guarantee that these important bits won't get done.

Begin.  Allot yourself ten to fifteen minutes today to work on what you know you must. Procrastination is not an option.  It doesn't have to be perfect, heck it doesn't have to be huge.  Close the door, close your email, put on some nice music if that helps you get into the flow (it does for me) and simply begin.  Chances are you will lose track of time and work a bit longer than those ten or fifteen minutes. Perhaps you'll accomplish more than you thought you would - like finishing a blog post - for a blog that has been neglected for many months.  You'll find it's not as daunting as you feared.

So let's start.

Old Man of the Woods - fully framed and available at Artisans of the World, St. Michaels, Maryland.   http://artisansoftheworld.net/

1 comment:

LAT said...

Amen to that. We've been using that train of thought to actually get our yard back in shape, and I hope to use it to start doing more pastel painting and scratchboard!