You might have heard or read this quote before:
“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”– Ernest Hemingway
That’s how it feels. But that’s not to say writing is the only thing that feels that way.
Believe me, there are days when I look at my to-do list and feel the exact same way. I can look at my filtered to-do list — you know, the one that only takes into account what the day’s theme is and the tasks associated with that theme — and I can feel the struggle starting to take hold.
What do I do when that happens? I start at a place of strength.
Sometimes that place of strength is doing some low-energy tasks to build momentum. Sometimes it is looking at my monthly theme and choosing one task to do so I can make a little bit of progress on my greater intentions. And sometimes it is tapping into another quote. This one is from Theodore Roosevelt that’s written on a coaster my mother gave me years ago:
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”– Theodore Roosevelt
If you find yourself struggling this week, don’t fret. We all do. Just look for a way forward – even if it’s a small step.