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Develop Your Passion and Remain Consistent

Shanna D. Gregor

If you have a passion to write, one of the greatest gifts and biggest hindrance is all the wonderful ideas you have. For me, I have many documents where I’ve started an idea for an article, a blog, or even a book and then not gone back to finish it. Life just gets in the way.Develop Your Passion and Remain Consistent

Here are a few quick tips to develop your passion and remain consistent (and advice even I need to take to heart):

  1. Set aside time each day to write. Start with 15 minutes a day.
  2. Leave some flexibility in your schedule so that if you get into a flow you don’t have to stop at 15 minutes, but continue on until the inspiration stops.
  3. Determine your most creative or inspirational time of day and try to write at that time. (For me, I’m most creative first thing in the morning.)
  4. Don’t push it. If you find you’ve got nothing after fifteen minutes of free writing, let it go and don’t beat yourself up over it.
  5. Keep notes! (I have a notebook I keep by my bed. Sometimes ideas come in the middle of the night, right before I go to bed, or first thing in the morning.)
  6. Write it down. If an idea pops into your head—write it down—even if it seems insignificant at the time. You may have more later to build on from that little nugget of inspiration.
  7. Guard your dream—don’t share it with just anyone. Naysayers can zap the creativity and passion out of you. Trust your ideas with those you know will encourage you to keep on keeping on.
  8. If you have lots of projects going on, pick one. Which one are you the most passionate about? Which one is the most complete? (Great energy comes from finally seeing a finished product that can compel you to the next great piece of work!)

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