Sometimes things happen 167 words at a time

Chapter One.

Twenty minutes of cardio.

Five minutes of guitar strumming.

These things feel insignificant and yet so daunting all at once. But in our crazy, hectic lives, sometimes we can only manage 167 words in a weekend. Five minutes of practicing that guitar. Twenty minutes of cardio.

That’s enough—if you stay consistent. If you make that happen on a regular basis. Then you’ll have 1600 words, a few hours of guitar practice, better workout habits.

If you keep waiting for that “right moment” to start something—it will never happen. Trust me. Be honest with yourself.

What project do you need to start? Where can you squeeze in twenty minutes a day to work on your dream? Make it happen. 

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  • Nicole,

    Excellent points!

    One thing I’ve learned in over 30 years as an artist is that waiting for ‘inspiration to strike’ is a sure way to get nothing done. A little bit of work every day is a lot better than a lot of work every once in a while, whether you’re painting, writing, training a horse or learning guitar.

  • Edwina Cowgill

    Needed this post today!! Thanks for your words of wisdom!

  • I’m going to go write 167 words now. 🙂 Thanks for the reminder, Nicole.

    ~ Danika