This exercise will only take about fifteen minutes but it’s guaranteed to make your day. It involves spending a few minutes now to write a letter that will get delivered to yourself in the future. Think of it as an electronic time capsule. A secret message you can send into the future for yourself. Who… Continue reading Freewriting Exercise: Write A Letter to Yourself in the Future
One of the most powerful freewriting exercises I know of is also the most straightforward. The exercise is for finding your life goals and developing a plan for achieving them. Why use freewriting? Freewriting is a way of writing that gets around the common blocks and mental barriers. Because you are writing without stopping, you… Continue reading Freewriting Exercise- Find Your Life Goals
I like to set impossible goals and impossible expectations. Partly because it’s inspiring to achieve what was previously believed to be impossible. Huge goals are impressive. The shadow side of this tendency is to set impossible expectations because it leads to a kind of failure that supports my negative beliefs. It goes like this: I… Continue reading Use Freewriting To Accomplish Impossible Goals
1. Write in uninterrupted stints The word to emphasize there is “uninterrupted.” Interruptions include other people, outside obligations, and… yourself. If you want to get something done with your writing, it’s necessary to actually do the writing. Sounds really simple, doesn’t it? Well, that’s why it’s a really good idea to have an interest in… Continue reading 5 Heroic Ways to Improve Your Daily Word Count
He knows himself greatly who never opposes his genius William Blake I’m writing today to see if I can add something to the ongoing discussions people have around goal setting and achievement. I’m basing this post on my own experience of pursuing various goals at various stages. I have experienced hits and misses based on… Continue reading A Rant About the Small Ways We Think Big
“If asked whether I ever knew among the intellectual, a happy man, Blake would be the only one who would immediately occur to me.” -Some guy who knew William Blake I hope that when you reach your deathbed you will have the opportunity to look back at a life lived to the full. Not merely… Continue reading The Writing Life Is An Adventure. Set Goals!
At least for today, give this a shot: Let go of all your stinkin’ bigshot goals. Completely let go. Drop ’em. Ah. There now. That feels better. Spacious. Now you have room to breathe. What should you do with this beautiful blank slate? Let’s see what happens when you invite something else. Ask yourself: What… Continue reading Just Forget About Your Goals
How to max out your ability to follow through Everybody wants something in life. Very few people are making their visions a reality. I would say that Elon Musk is a bonafide example of someone who is actually going after what he wants. He has big goals. He’s different from nearly everyone in that he… Continue reading The Habit that Blocks You from Finishing What You Start
Set your goals high [bctt tweet=”Thinking too small, we miss the juiciest opportunities and fail to engage our creative fire.”] What poses as prudence or basic fundamental wisdom or practicality is often the precise thing that keeps us from getting what we want. People say not to set your goals too high or to “underpromise… Continue reading Abolish All Trace of Toxic Small-Mindedness
You’ve heard about the placebo effect, yeah? When people are given pills that do nothing yet they miraculously start to feel better? The key part of the placebo effect is that the people taking them don’t know the pills do nothing. The placebo effect is about believing that they’re receiving the medicine they need. Despite… Continue reading Is It Bad to Set Really High Goals?