Monday, July 29, 2013

Motivation: Don't give up.

"The only thing that I have done that is not mitigated by luck, diminished by good fortune, is that I persisted. And other people gave up." ~Harrison Ford

Friday, July 26, 2013

Comic Relief: Procrastination

There are typical distractions like surfing the Web, checking Facebook, and reading blogs, but many of us turn to the silly tasks while procrastinating. Mundane or distasteful chores suddenly seem completely necessary or urgent.

Here are a few confessions I found on-line from writers and creative artists. (I wasn't surfing, it was research!)

Drew pictures...on the stomach.

Used a toothbrush to scrub the stove.

Dusted the keyboard, with a cotton swab.

Shopped for salt and pepper.

Washed the pipes under the kitchen sink.

Washed all the pieces of the vacuum cleaner. It was dusty.

Arranged all the books by color.

And my favorite...

Practiced moving eyes like a chameleon.

If you have time for additional procrastination techniques, watch Ellen poke fun at her own delay tactics:

I'm not alone in procrastinating, so I might as well laugh about it.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Motivation: The world you desire exists.

Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish, in lonely frustration for the life you deserved... The world you desired can be won, it exists, it is real, it is possible, it's yours. ~Ayn Rand

Monday, July 8, 2013

"Block" Buster: Plot twist!

Sometimes life slaps the creativity out of us. It helps to remember...

When something goes wrong in your life, just yell, "Plot twist!" and move on. (From Screenwriting U)