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Why you should show up to do inspired work

I’m tired today, but I’m here to do my thing.

I am going to show up and write. I will write about whatever comes to mind, even if it means writing about writing because I’m here to do my thing.

I about it like a mindfulness practice. I think, I type, and I look at the words as they move across the screen. I watch as the word count goes up and I keep my fingers moving.

This got me thinking about the benefits of defining activities. On the benefits of having routines or steps that your follow.  With this line of thought, I’ve concluded that this is the key to doing your thing with consistency. Whatever your thing maybe.

For me, for now, it’s writing.

I keep my thoughts on a loop. Think. Listen. Type. Keep your fingers moving.

Keep the words going and keep the count going up and that is all you will need to do for now. So, I let the words go.

Sometimes I direct it, but sometimes, I don’t. I’m focused on what it is that I’m  doing right now in the present moment.

I’m typing. Typing has my attention and nothing else and if I mess up, that is okay . I will fix it later, but for now, I keep the word count moving and that means that I keep my fingers moving.

I write.

Distractions come, but I’m not going to focus on that at all. Instead, I am going to try and relax and just type because that is all I can do at the moment.

The first step on your day to day

When people think of the things that they do on a day to day basis it can be hard to keep focused on the activity.

You worry about the future. You worry about mistakes. But you stall on taking that first step.

The first step is to create the piece – to do that thing, whatever that may be for you.

That means that you write as fast as possible; you record as may songs as possible, you run as long as possible. You make. You make as fast as possible. It could be as crap as possible but you don’t care. You do it anyway. You keep those fingers moving so that you get it done.

No self-censoring and no correcting your typos. Nope. There are tools for that. There are people for that.

What you need instead is to do the work because no one else will.

No one else will have the thoughts that you have. If you sit someone else down for the same amount of time they are not going to come up with the same words that you do.


This is your message and only you can write it.

This is your song, and only you can sing it.

These are your words and only you can say it.

This is your business and only you can start it.

Only you can put it out there for the world and only you can be the bearer of whatever it is you are inspired to do.

So, you do that work.

Sit down and produce what you’re called to produce. Make it raw. After that you can always fix it and polish it up.  And if it still sucks, then can trash it.

The fact of the matter is that all diamonds come out of the earth rough, uncut and unpolished. But, they first have to be formed. That pressure, and that time that it takes for that process to happen has to be there. You cannot bypass that.

So go and do your thing.

Spend the time and effort. Allow that inspiration to flow through you.

If you don’t then no one else will.

Even if they do, it won’t be the same as yours because you are unique. You have a blessed perspective that is yours and yours alone to share.

So whatever your thing is, make the time to do it. Because if you don’t do it no one will. Because they can’t.

Only you can do it.

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