Thought for the week 2/8/2016

It’s February and the days are short here in New Hampshire. The whole house seems to be battling a cold or some other malady. Hunkering down and staying home have been the common sentiments since New Years eve. With that in mind, here is my though this week.

Thought: Go places, do things and ask questions. Imagination is fueled by seeing, doing and feeling new things. It’s important to combine ass in chair work time and get out and explore time so that your brain works and creates incredible things.

Quote: “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.”        ~ Albert Einstein

 

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Weekly lesson & quote – 12/7/2015

It’s funny, writing novels takes time. You work every single day on a story and there never seems to be enough time to write, research or rewrite. Like most authors I’ve talked to, the next story is fighting to come out as well. Every day feels like it goes by in a mad dash but then your book feels like it takes forever to come out.

What I re-learned this week was patience.

Lesson: Patience is as important as hard work. If you give up because success hasn’t come as fast as you would like, all your hard work was for nothing. Relax and keep working, your success is on it’s way.

Quote: “When you are tempted to give up, your breakthrough is probably just around the corner.” ~ Joyce Meyer

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Weekly Lesson & Quote 10/5/2015

Every Sunday I do a weekly planning exercise, on paper with a pen. There are seven steps in all and eventually I’ll share it with you. For now, one of the steps that really makes me think is recording a lesson learned or reenforced during the previous week and then finding a quote to support that lesson. Some of the lessons I have learned, while others will repeat themselves as I work on improving. The quotes come from all over, but I’ll always give credit to the speaker.

I thought it might be fun to share the lessons and quotes with you each Monday, so this is the start of a regular thing.

This weeks lesson~ Waking up without a plan for the day means I’ve already wasted the day.

Quote~ “Every evening, write down the 6 most important things you must do the next day. Then while you sleep your subconscious will work on the best ways for you to accomplish them. Your next day will go much more smoothly.”  – Tom Hopkins

I’ve seen different numbers, but 6 works for me (3 was too few and 10 too many). I not only write down the tasks, I put them in my calendar and commit the time to completing them.

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