Motivating my Writing

Motivating my Writing

Getting a kick in the pants is usually what it takes to get me going again when I slow down. This morning the kick came – over and over and over. It just seemed that every word I read (from my prayer book for my children to the devotionals that I receive online to the blogs that I read regularly) all had something to say directly about the fact that I wasn’t doing things the way I knew (or wanted) to do them.

    – My success allows me to bless others and when I am not following through to that success then I am stealing those blessing from the people around me. It is time that I stop stealing and get back to work.

    – Missing deadlines is a sign of non-professionalism but it is also a weakness that keeps me from expanding my opportunities or doing my best work. I need to look over my schedule and make time to BEAT the deadlines that I have committed to doing.

    – Organization is the key to getting things done on time and correctly. All of my files need to be cleaned up and rearranged so that I can find what I need without a struggle. It would also be nice to see my desk again.

    – Direction is important for any journey. I’ve been working on my direction for the last couple of weeks but I need to pound out the specifics so I can get going down the right path. It is time to set my goals and objectives for the upcoming weeks, months and years.

    – Plan for the lag. Even as a freelance writer it is important that I take off time COMPLETELY to recharge and refocus my life without guilt. I have to plan some vacation time so that my mind can rest and my muse can start dancing again.

Back in my youth, I had a small sailboat that I would take out in the lake. It was amazing to be out there alone just zipping along. But there were times where I would rest in the ride and find myself without wind. It’s not that the wind was gone but that I had allowed the boat to drift out of the wind. A quick turn of the sail was all that was needed to get me moving again.

Today I am beginning the process of adjusting my sails. The things that I have been doing over this last year have helped me turn my hobby into a career and now I am ready to sail out into deeper waters. The key is to use what I have and what I know to keep me moving in the direction that will fill my sails with all the wind I need to fly.

Kathryn Lang

#Hope builder. #Dream inspirer. Master of “it’s all about #relationships.” Aficionado of inappropriate laughter, Kathryn Lang believe we can all fly and works to help others find the time to make their dreams come true. She shares with people that are trying to walk the tightrope of family, work, and faith – and keep them all in the right balance. Contact Kathryn today to speak or teach at your next event.

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