Posts Tagged ‘no more excuses’

Start. Do anything. Do something. Act.

If you can do one small thing today, you are one step closer to your goal.

Do you have a goal?

Perhaps today is the day you work out what your goal is. Because that is enough to take you one step ahead and how to make progress. (Well don’t just sit there. Get a piece of paper and do it now.)

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A month ago, we were talking about getting started in our ‘Five for Fridays’ blog. So today I took our advice… and I got started.

I sat down and wrote the first chapter or so of a YA Romantic Comedy I’ve been thinking about doing all year. And the amazing thing is, I started writing (and ignored work!) with the intention of just getting down the first page.

I wrote 1950 words. It’s the first step towards finding the ‘voice’ for the novel, and getting a handle on the characters. Now I just have to test it on my three daughters and see if I’m on track – or way off.

…it’s a start. Fun.

Have you started anything lately?


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I’m not talking about the call of nature or anything. That’s obvious. But why do big, fat, healthy cats who can barely move for all the money they’re costing you in chowing down premium cat food eat birds?

Instinct? Okay, I can accept that. So now I need to buy a collar with the biggest bell I can find on it. If the birds aren’t confused by thinking his approaching girth is a mere earthquake, at least they might hear the ringing bell and take flight.

But what’s all this got to do with taking back your life? Nothing really, but then if I buy the bell I might spend a whole lot less time cleaning up bird corpses and take back a little time for the things I actually want to do. (There is an Australian artist, Julia Deville, who is into picking up dead anything corpses and making jewellery from them, but it’s just not my thing.)

So let’s get rid of the excuses, from the sublime of the housework to the ridiculous of chubby killer cats, and get on with achieving our goals.


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