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Why Bother? Screw That. Why Wait?

At this point why bother?


Between the emotionally igniting Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays (which I absolutely love), and another wildly fast approaching new year, why even attempt to make progress? Why not just wait until January and then launch with a fresh and aggressive pursuit?


Because it doesn't usually work out that way, does it? Honestly, 25% of us might launch fresh and make it to February, but less than 10% will follow through on the goal, dream, vision or project.


So how about this.


What if today, right here and now, you make the mental switch that you hope to make on January 1st. Creatives often follow the emotion, but the emotion of a season or decision can be chaotically deceiving. Instead, try merging the creative emotion that colors your art with a healthy and professional work ethic of "get 'er done."

  1. State your New Year Resolution. No, not next years. What do you want to accomplish between now and the new year? Resolve to push toward that.

  2. Map out your schedule and set your alarm. (Caution: Take care to be gracious with those in your home and circle, it's a busy season for all.)

  3. Get 'er done.


Or at least keep 'er moving. The momentum and habitual rhythm you'll have in your creative pursuits will carry you through January and beyond that 25%.


Can you taste the progress?


Can you feel that sense of victory just around the corner?


Do I really buy into this "get 'er done"? Yeah. After all, once again I woke up before the kids rise for school to write this weekly post, have some quiet time in the ancient Scriptures, catch up on cryptocurrency changes and launch into a new project. Why wait?

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