Time doesn’t wait for perfection. Time has got other things to do while you hem, haw, tweak, plan, and strategize.
You see, I haven’t written much lately because I haven’t felt very inspired. And, in spite of writing a recent article encouraging you to stop caring what people think, my not feeling inspired is really code for: I didn’t have anything that I thought was good enough. Oh, the hypocrisy! I needed a strong kick in the pants and a good talking to.
One trick I’ve discovered that works for me when I have no motivation is to find like-minded individuals who have similar goals. Remember the buddy system? It doesn’t matter if your buddies don’t have the exact same goals that you do, but they should have goals they want to accomplish and they should be willing to give and receive support.
When I work for someone else, I work very hard for them. I do everything in my power to get the job done. When it comes to setting personal goals, I tend to procrastinate and not keep the promises I make to myself. The biggest advantage for me to having a support system is having someone to hold me accountable. I don’t know about you, but I need a serious periodic kick in the pants when it comes to my creative pursuits. Continue reading