Monday, October 7, 2013

Monday Quotable

I champion risk taking and dream chasing but I don't know if I do everything I can to pursue my own dreams. I generally blame my lack of discipline (read: procrastination) on the million other things I've got going on. But there are days when I stay in bed to recover from a long week or a night out. Take my writing for instance. I've been working on two books for over a year. One is largely complete and just needs a final edit. The other is in detailed outline form but has been sitting that way for months because of time constraints and then because of writer's block. I could have dusted it off a few times this weekend but chose to relax instead. I'm starting to wonder if my procrastination is fear of failure rather than general laziness.

To break out of ruts like this, I usually get a plan together (joining a writing group, writing for a timed period each day (like I planned to when setting my goals for the year), etc.) I'm now thinking bigger and trying to figure out how to do what I love without having to schedule it. I mean, if its really my passion, I shouldn't have an issue doing it every day. I carved out time for exercise and I hate that but I do it for my own well being. Why can't I pursue a dream (no matter what comes from it)? The truth is there is no reason at all. When you pursue a passion, things come together (like the mighty forces in today's quote). You just have to take the first step. 

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