Growing up I had the privilege of visiting my grandma a couple of times. During that time, if there’s anything I always look forward to on the way to see her it is her endless tales. Their themes limitless (some could even transcend into another and another like the trilogies we read today). She always had a story to tell and I can remember enjoying every one of them.
There’s a measure of success which we attribute to sheer luck. People with such success are dubbed “the lucky dudes”. But have you ever thought about what this luck really is? And how it is attained?
Or better still have you ever thought – what if you too can be lucky everyday? What if you can create such luck?
Well, that’s what I’d share with you in this post. Just read on . . . .
Some weeks ago I wrote a post about some dangerous creativity killers. In it I described the way they attack our creative muscles. I then promised to write a sequel to that post which would discuss how to defeat those creativity muscles dulling things. Well, here we are – this is the sequel.
Everyday I’m on the lookout for better ways to boost my productivity. I’m always testing new strategies – sticking to what works and dumping what doesn’t. All I want is to do more and get better. This is part of the reason why I have this column – to share what I’ve found to be working.
Writers write. It is the only way through which we birth pieces. The thing is for most writers, the development cycle is so slow and although it is not a very bad thing what harm is there in developing fast? The thing is to develop in the craft of writing like any other craft requires practice; consistent practice. To this end it is very important for the budding writer to write regularly.
“Little by little, the bird builds its nest.”
– French Proverb
There are days when you plan and even work towards a goal but end up failing. Plans fail and targets go beyond your reach. On such days, it is how you respond to these failures that determines whether or not you succeed at the end. Continue reading
I’ve said it many times that an average human being has more than s/he can handle every day. These overwhelm the ability to hit targets.
It is to this end that humans look for productivity Continue reading
There is myth that parades most writers’ minds. It’s even more common among aspiring and amateur writers. This myth is that s/he must produce excellent work every time. That real writers always churn out awesome pieces.
As human beings, we get overwhelmed. We get drained by a flood of tasks that characterizes our daily lives.
Brim full task lists is our signature.
But so is crossing over to a new day with unfinished tasks.
The work remains undone; the page remains blank and we feel like beating ourselves up. All these can be attributed to a single cause – An overwhelming number of things to do.
It overpowers our ability to tackle them resulting in zero days or worse still – countless unfinished tasks.
It leaves us burnt out with nothing to show for it.
It is true that your usefulness is as much as what you know and can do.
That your worth defines how you are valued.