The problem with having a topic that you shouldn’t write about is that’s all you want to write about. It’s like creating an editorial calendar to keep the ideas in your head organized on paper, except that you say, “Screw it,” and deviate.
Deviating isn’t the problem – if you get something written, anything written, it’s good. right? Keep your head down. Let your results speak for themselves. Show, don’t tell. Get shit done. All of these kernels of motivation exist to light a fire under your ass, ask you to take a long, hard look at the to-do list you write and re-write every day and ask, “Why the hell isn’t anything crossed off?”
Speak less of your plans, you’ll get more done
That saying came to me one day, wrapped in a fortune cookie. I ate the cookie and kept the fortune. It’s buried nicely in my makeup bag. I keep it there to remind me that when I open my mouth, to let substance come out of it. Keep philosophies and fluff to a minimum. Be genuine, authentic. Make plans and make them happen.
Don’t let the shoe drop. Don’t even pick it up if you don’t intend to carry it all the way.
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