Thursday, January 5, 2012
Do You Wallow?
Because I realized recently that I've been wallowing.
By allowing circular conversations in my head to discourage and defeat me.
They go a lot like this:
"You don't know enough to apply for that writing job."
"You don't have the right clips to send to that editor."
"You've wasted too much time, there's no sense in starting now."
Just so you know, I am normally an optimist, you know, a glass half full kind of gal. But I let down my guard through a handful of events over the past few years. I know better, but I let it happen anyway. And you know, sometimes it just seems easier to stay in the mud and wallow, rather than make an effort to pull yourself out.
But I've had enough. I've beat myself up way too much, sniffled and sniveled over things I can't change. It's a new year, and the future is all I have. It's time to move forward.
What's my battle plan?
1) When tempted to wallow, push through and redirect lousy thoughts. Seek Godly wisdom, pray, and affirm positive truths.
2) Frame the big goals. Attack the WIP more diligently and actively seek more freelance work.
3) Assess how my time is spent, and target wasted areas as potential for productive use.
4) Count my blessings, and rejoice in the accomplishments, no matter how small.
So what about you, ever find yourself wallowing? What do you do? The future is all we have! Who's moving forward with me?
Have a great weekend!
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