Monday morning, I drank my first cup of coffee of the day and alternated between checking blog stats and answering comments. Then a very loud voice shouted in my head.
I stopped what I was doing. What did you say? Think big?
“YOU’RE THINKING TOO SMALL,” the voice bellowed again.
I sat up and pondered this scream from my sub-conscious self.
It usually criticized and said cruel things like, “Are you ever going to stop surfing the Internet and get something done today?” Or “You are such a gimp. You wouldn’t have broken your wrist if you had gotten into shape after knee surgery last year.” Or, “You have no life. Make a plan.”
I immediately thought of how my voice was right. I was thinking too small. As part of my resolutions I had committed to blogging more frequently and have been working to get into a daily routine to finish old and new projects.
- Catch up on blogging and social media.
- Write new blog post.
- Hit exercise bike.
- Write a few chapters in my new book
- Work on querying first book series.
Like I said, I had been working on it, but hadn’t quite mastered the routine.
MONDAY’S ACTUAL SCHEDULE:
- Checked on blog and social media.
- Wrote new blog post.
- Checked on blog and Twitter.
- Postponed hitting exercise bike until afternoon.
- Checked on blog, Twitter and Facebook.
- Wrote one new chapter.
- Checked on blog stats and social media.
- Thought about hitting the exercise bike.
- Rewrote blog post.
- Checked blog stats and comments.
- Finally rode a few miles while reading a book.
- Watched The Bachelor while checking my blog stats, answering comments, live tweeting, and rewriting my blog post and then checked stats again.
Do you see a vicious cycle occurring?
Tuesday morning, I had a conversation in my head. Yes. I’ve embraced talking to myself:
ME: So how can I think bigger?
THOUGHTS: How about planning to hike Everest?
ME: Too big and I think you were talking about something more career related, right? Continue reading