I was reading a great post by a ROW80 blogger who was talking about setting a goal to write 1000 words every Thursday. She was going to title it “1000 word Thursday.” It made me stop and laugh at myself. When I was in Senior High School, all our essays were 1000 words and I submitted at least 2-3 a week. I notice that even, um, x years later, I still write 1000 word blog posts, or close to it! I have been brain-washed and have a dreadful time trying to keep my posts to the obligatory 600 words. Often, I don’t even try… I know myself too well.
This is a simple idea I want to share with you today, so in the interests of making up for all my previous excess wordiness on posts, here it is…
Many people will only make lasting, effective changes in their lives, when the pain of staying the way they are becomes too much.
Think about it. How many unfulfilled diets, exercise regimes, job changes, relationship promises and new year’s resolutions are out there? Because unless we are self motivated, staying where we are is just too comfy. We don’t move until it hurts, or we’re backed into a corner. It’s one of the most basic principles of human behaviour, but hard to recognise. You’ve heard the term, “they need to have a bomb put under them?” It moves people as it will hurt, right?
Have an excellent writing week!
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