Tag Archives: beating distractions

Just Write!

“If you want to be a writer, write.”   Epictetus If you want to be a dancer, dance. If you want to be a singer, sing. If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic. Act the way you want to become … Continue reading

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True Happiness

“Storybook happiness involves every form of pleasant thumb-twiddling; true happiness involves the full use of one’s powers and talents.”    John  W. Gardner “Storybook happiness” — it’s so seductive, isn’t it? The pleasures of “pleasant thumb-twiddling” are all around us: The … Continue reading

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“Box” It!

Has this ever happened to you: You are working away on one writing project and suddenly another one crops up and you become entranced with its potential? It becomes a “bright, shiny thing” and you begin chasing it — gathering … Continue reading

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Hack Away

“Want to be more successful? Do more of what works and less of what doesn’t work.”    Sports Coach “It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.”    Bruce Lee There’s gold to be mined … Continue reading

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Reducing Interference

Performance = Potential – Interference This simple, yet powerful formula was passed on to me by my great friend and mentor Dr. Rob Gilbert.* Based on the core principles of sports psychology, it applies to virtually any endeavor, including writing. … Continue reading

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Distracting Distractions

Well, it’s about 1:15 AM and I’m just sitting down to write this post, which says something about the way this day has gone. I could talk about my co-author Bruce’s call about an idea he has for a writing … Continue reading

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Go Hard

“Only those who will risk going too far can possible find out how far one can go.” T.S. Eliot “Go hard or go home” — that’s how a commentator described one Olympic contender’s approach to putting everything on the line … Continue reading

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