Over the years there are a few things that I have found to be most important in my efforts of accomplishing something every day that brings me closer to feeling successful... And they are surprisingly simple and anyone can do them. If you want to take a chance on getting closer to making your life goals and dreams a reality, read on...
THING ONE: Figure out what the ONE thing that I am committed to completing today is. The key is 'COMMITTED' to. Commitment is the game changer. This one thing doesn't have to be huge or overwhelming - in fact if it is, break it down into manageable pieces, because the point to this is ensuring you complete it!
As you know, I'm in the process of reworking my script Wake Me In The Morning Light. There are several aspects that are calling for my attention, and writing is a very time consuming process. Editing can be even more arduous because it means cutting and chopping and hacking and removing and moving around and letting go of stuff that is close to my heart...
In order to accomplish this monumental task, I have broken it down into wee little pieces. If you read my blog on my nightmare, you know that I am choosing to add a new beginning, taking the whole thing back even further, but this will ultimately have the balance of the story more logical...
Yesterday my one commitment was putting the very rough draft/ideas in place on the script.
This morning I sat with the words and actions swirling in my head. I didn't like the way the antagonist went into his attack mode, and thought it would work better if I had him approach it differently. That was a thought that worked in my head, but when I looked at the script and how the characters were positioned in the scene, there was no way I could make it believable. (Perhaps tomorrow I will see it differently again...)
Today, my commitment is for still tackling that opening scene. I tightened the wording and tense and I dropped some dialogue.
You'll find that having ONE THING allows you to focus on what it is and you will act accordingly, with purpose. Writing this one thing down, spend some time focusing on it and you will move toward it in the most optimum way. Don't forget to celebrate the accomplishment. My celebrations are usually a 'WOO HOO' along with a sense of well done!
THING TWO: Eat Breakfast! Yep, for firing up the old brain, giving you the energy to do whatever you committed to and improved focus on your task. As an added benefit, I add word games to help fire up the old brain. I try to play about 30 rounds of scrabble/words with friends - a great big thank you to my loyal opponent/friends for being there for me every day! Which leads me to...
THING THREE: Gratitude. If there is anything that will lift me from a funk, it's realizing how blessed I am and how abundant my life is. Giving thanks for everything that I am fortunate to have or for what was in my life that has brought me to where I am today is just a way of being for me. Expressing gratitude helps me focus on the positive and abundance that I have in my world. And sharing it has a lasting effect...
Thanks for reading, see you again soon!