Category Archives: discipline

100% Is a Cinch!

“There is a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when it’s convenient. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.” (Ken Blanchard, author of the best seller The … Continue reading

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Talent, Passion, and Discipline

As a writer, don’t ever under-estimate the power of self-discipline. Talent, passion, and discipline are needed–but the greatest of these is discipline. Best-selling author Elizabeth George speaks to this point on the first day she faces her students in her … Continue reading

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Chop! Chop! Writing in 20-Minute Slices

Thirty years ago I read an article that said writing was like eating a salami. You’d choke if you tried to swallow the whole thing at once. Slice by slice, though, it was easy. Life has been hectic lately, with … Continue reading

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Drains in Disguise

I was wrong–again. For twenty years, I’ve told students and wannabe writers that you have to put the writing first! Do it before other things take over your day. Fight the impulse to clean your kitchen first, or straighten your … Continue reading

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Can You Compartmentalize?

When re-reading Getting It Done by Andrew J. DuBrin, PH.D., I came to a section on dealing with procrastination. One suggestion is somethingĀ I’d like your feedback on. He said you can make progress with procrastination if you “compartmentalize spheres of … Continue reading

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