All a writer really has is experience
If you intend to write, start to get yourself some experience now
I get asked how I come up with content every day, I read a lot and I’m human so I have experiences
Experience, no matter what craft your in, helps you become better, even if the experience isn’t related
Experience can always be translated to something else and the lessons extracted
Whatever your craft, get some life experience
When it’s not on your doorstep
What do you do?
Do you wait until another event rolls around closer to you or do you travel the distance.
I’ve been to several events 100s of miles away from where I live, long train or coach journeys, hotels etc.
At the same time in Facebook groups I see people asking will this event be in X place or y place…
Because they don’t want to travel.
Yet even if it was on there doorstep, would they go?
I don’t know… but the question is if its really worth something to you
How far are you willing to go?
Motivation is not your friend.
If you only wait for motivation to get going then you won’t get very far.
You are never going to find enough motivation to start something completely new,
And if you do it will be hard to get it to stick around once it does show up.
Motivation isn’t a very good freind.
It’s like the one friend who appears after all the chaos has ended and the waters have settled
Don’t rely on that friend
Here’s a mistake that most people make in their relationships with others. They try to make a nesting place in the ever moving stream of life
Anthony De Mello
Its not just in the relationship with others but with everything.
We get comfortable with our jobs, one form of marketing, one brand, one show
Everything changes and nothing remains the same, clinging on to something will leave you feeling lost when it eventually goes…
The only way you can cling on to something forever is if you die before you lose it
Like a stream
Everything flows, one day you have it the next it’s gone
You can’t know if your going to enjoy an experience until you experience it.
You can’t know
And we talk ourselves out of doing things we think we won’t enjoy, yet we dont truly know we wouldn’t until we tried
Some of my best experiences were doing things I didn’t want to do
Some of my best achievements I almost talked myself out of doing
Why because of some little voice in our heads?
Just try something new
You might love it, you might not