Today’s Good Word ~ Start

Start with the tough tasks and the easy ones will fall into place. We all share a defense mechanism where we find something else to do instead of facing the tough tasks. The best way is to start by diving right in. When my students were writing their dissertations, some found it nearly impossible to start writing. I’d tell them I want the first sentence to the first paragraph on the first page. I didn’t care about the quality of the sentence. I wanted to read a sentence. Once the student started with the first sentence, it became easier. It’s true with all the tough tasks we face. Start, do something, anything. The rest follows.

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    1. Hi Terveen, I’ve never had writer’s block. I believe it’s because I don’t set a standard or perfection for myself. The perfection part comes in when I rewrite. The first draft is written on the fly. Here’s hoping writer’s block never knocks at your door. Have a great day. Ray

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