Writing is like driving at night in the fog.
You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.
– E. L. Doctorow
Today is Day 112 of the 2020 Daily Writing Challenge.
Did you write yesterday? We are living in an upside-down world. The hustle and bustle of daily commutes, the never-ending parade of constant stress, unreasonable demands, over-hyped experiences, and thrilling activities competing for your time, attention, and energy—evaporated. Self-isolation, social distancing, work from home, eLearning, family time, and dog walking, are the newest must-do exercises. No one would blame you if you are feeling directionless in your suddenly open schedule.
Abrupt changes can induce anxiety, but what if you considered this an opportunity to cultivate deep working habits? Deep work is a concept defined by Cal Newport, associate professor of computer science at Georgetown University and self-help author. He defines deep…
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When we first start a new endeavor, our ultimate success or failure is often even odds. Tipping the scales in our favor comes from putting our best effort towards our goal. A dogged determination helps us through setbacks and challenges, and an optimistic attitude keeps our spirits lifted.
If we are fortunate, help arrives when we flounder, and mentors who have traveled a similar pathway, offer guidance allowing us insight with the journey along our chosen path. Setting and striving for a goal, giving it our lazar focus, our finest effort is noble. By doing the best we can, we become a better, more confident, and we never need to wonder “what if.” In life, daily work improves us and defines success. Look around and admire the fruits of your labor.
How can you do your best today?
Keep on writing.
Jo Hawk The Writer
Truth seeks out itself
Truth is able to enable
The seeker with reserve
To bear and see-through
The facades of illusions.
For truth knows itself
That it lies embedded
Enshrouded and embalmed
To reveal itself unscathed.
Truth cannot be restrained & shackled
In imagination and indecision.
Truth cannot be locked and chained
In the doubts of insecurities.
Truth is within & out there
The truth appears when it wants
To touch the core of the being.
Truth knows and understands.
Truth hurts and heals itself.