- Put on your big people undies and get 'er done!
- Suck it up, Buttercup!
- You want some w(h)ine with that cheese?
- Quit yer bitchin'!
- Stop making excuses.
But I didn't say those things. I told them motivation comes from within. And sometimes from the support system around you. So find some good people that are going to be cheering for you and picking you up when you stumble. Set a goal and visualize it. Make a list. Break goals into pieces. Strategize but be flexible. Ask for help! What happens when your motivation droops? Check in, check in, check in. This was my advice with some personal stories sprinkled in to make things real. Guess who felt like a hypocrite? Because I'm not taking my own advice. I'm eating a whole lot of cheese with my w(h)ine because I haven't been writing. I'm using excuses as to why I'm not researching my awesome sauce story I thought about and bounced around ideas with my daughter. I'm acting like I'm too tired. I don't want to stare at another computer screen after doing that all day. I'm bitching about not having the support system to create the "ideal" writing environment. My undies are definitely big but I'm not getting 'er done. So I'm going to suck it up, do some research this weekend, and start writing. For real this time.