Midweek Motivation - Keep Moving!
Midweek Motivation - Keep up the momentum!
For many of us, the week starts out with a burst of energy!
We took a day, maybe even two, off from our diligent work and we start the week with renewed energy. That vim and vigor has set in and it propels us into our work, ready to take on the world. Or at least, to create more content for our websites.
But then, midweek hits. It might take a little of the energy off. Or maybe it hits hard and you wonder when the weekend will appear.
And that lull may not even happen midweek. It might happen after 22 days of diligent effort. Or maybe after two.
When a writer asks me how I handle that inevitable time, I offer some advice. The exact words and cautions often are personalized to the individual and their situation. But the basics are the same.
Take a little time to breathe, if you need. Nothing wrong with that. Often that provides enough to refuel you for quite some time. If you need a day, even two, try to fit it in.
But, if you just need a little push, look for that incentive. One quote by Emerson that keeps me focused when my mind strays a bit is the following.
“Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
It reminds me of the lottery slogan:
You Have to Be In It to Win It!
Now, I don't play the lottery. It's just not my thing. So I will obviously never win that 50 million or whatever the jackpot currently is.
But I do work at my websites. I am definitely "In it to win it" with my sites. I'm not a millionaire. Not yet. But when I feel sluggish, I lean on Emerson, among others.
"Those articles are not going to write themselves," I tell myself, as I straighten up into my chair to focus on the computer screen. "Hands, start typing!"
And somehow it all comes together. Yes, I might need to take my furkids out to play first. That helps me relax and they sure enjoy the time. I might even refill my water and coffee. A snack? Sure!
But then it's time to get back to work. For, as Emerson said, "You have to win it." And I am in for the win!
How do you handle those moments? I am always eager to learn from others! Please share your ideas in the comments.