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My New Year’s Resolution? Write LESS.

January 29th, 2013 . by Peggy

 

Write LESS Be Better - in 2013, I'm actually planning to write and blog less, but better quality.bThink about it: how do we get into trouble every year? We over-commit: 1000 Words a day for every day of the year! 6 new books! 16 blog posts each month! And it’s all supposed to be brilliant.

NOT.

Writing less means that each time you sit down to write, you’re not doing it because you’re compelled to do so. You write when you’re inspired, and only then. And, if you stop before you have exhausted yourself, there’s something left for next time. There’s still water in the well.

I don’t know about you, but I’d guess that 90% of what I write is crap. This year, I’m trying to leave more of that in my head, and just get the 10% out that actually matters.

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A Great Story About Motivation

August 31st, 2009 . by Peggy

I love this video from Ted.com starring Daniel Pink, titled “The Surprising Science of Motivation”. This has made me re-think the way I motivate myself to write a certain amount each day. In addition, his illustration of “The Candle Problem” has many applications, and I’m sure you’ll see yourself in at least part of this video.

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