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3 Key Actions That Increase Writer Motivation

Good Evening! Let’s talk Motivation! As you know, from my previous posts, I am a huge “Zig” fan! Mr. “Ziglar” stated, “Action must precede motivation!” – This lesson he taught me, in listening to his audios for many, many years, has proven to be very valuable.  I thought that ‘motivation’ was a given in life.  If I just wake up and start my day – motivation was sure to follow – NOT!!! – I kept hearing about this “muse” that is supposed to appear to allow me to release my creativity.  An observation I captured when attending a writing event stayed with me – after realizing that it was a common pattern. During the audience response sessions – I kept hearing these same comments echoing – “I am waiting for my ‘muse‘ to appear to begin writing!”  – or – “My ‘muse‘ never showed up, so I didn’t get my story finished!”  – I had to find out, “What – or – who is this ‘muse‘? – Can I hire them?”  – When I concluded my research, I discovered that many people believe that this ‘muse‘ is supposed to magically appear and pour creative powder over writers allowing them to produce masterpieces.  – Okay – “Stop!” First, I don’t believe in ‘muses‘ – the same as I don’t believe in ‘luck‘ – I do believe in hard work! Second, what I learned ties directly to what “Zig” has taught me about Motivation! I believe that everyone has a story inside of them! I also believe that it takes skill and hard work to  – a) identify and b) release – those stories.  In my process of becoming a writer, I have put Mr. “Ziglar’s” lessons to the test – I was pleased with my discovery – I, and more experienced writers than I, apply the same basic daily rules –

3 Simple Key Actions to Motivate A Writer To Get Their Story Onto The Page:

  1. Locate a cozy writing space!
  2. Sit Down with writing tools!
  3. Write! Write! Write!

Each time I apply these 3 Key Actions – my motivation increases. I reject any excuses my daily life attempts to impose on me. I do not wait for any fictional power to appear to give me permission to do what I cannot get through a day without doing anyway – Write!  I request of you amazing writers to tap into your own creative powers – follow the 3 key actions – give in to your increased motivation – and watch how your creativity obeys your actions and allows your great stories to fill those blank white pages!!!!!

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Writer Strives For Daily Improvement

Good evening! Today I am inspired by improvement. Webster defines the root word, improve, as, “to make better” and further defines the full term, improvement, “an addition or change that improves something” – the definition I like best is “the process of becoming better”. The reason I like this definition more is because it has the word ‘process’ in it. Webster gives one definition of process as, “a method of doing something, with all the steps involved” – mapping to the word, method, “a system in doing things or handling ideas”. When all of these words are connected we can determine that the only way to achieve improvement is to have a system that includes steps which require action to motivate the type of change that result in something getting better. This word, improvement, is carved into my subconscious – I really think it is a strand of the DNA in perfectionists. A part of my process is – to measure my current writing against the outcome I want – after I identify the comparison of the outcome I am anticipating – I transpose it into visual content (because I am a visual learner) – then I commit to steps to reach the outcome. This last step is critical! I take action! When I follow through on this last step of taking action; I normally begin to see some improvement immediately…If I take no action, my plan fades away and I become frustrated because I do not reach the outcome I anticipate, most important is that, without action, I do not improve – which is not acceptable to perfectionist, like myself! Therefore, I am always setting small, action-oriented goals, that get me closer to my ultimate outcome – which is to be a stronger writer!

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