Trust30: Day 19 – Speak Less

What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think. This rule, equally arduous in actual and in intellectual life, may serve for the whole distinction between greatness and meanness. It is the harder, because you will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know I. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

I once received a fortune cookie that read: “Speak less of your plans, you’ll get more done.” What’s one project that you’ve been sitting on and thinking about but haven’t made progress on? What’s stopping you? What would happen if you actually went for it and did it?

(Author: Laura Kimball)

It all comes back to the book. There’s always something else I have to do. Or when I have nothing to do, I feel like I don’t have the structure to complete this overwhelming task. The idea of it not being good enough, or entertaining enough may be stuck in my head. The worst thing that could happen is it never gets written … the best, it turns out to be a bestseller!

Nearly 20 days of writing and I can’t say I am that much more consistently disciplined but I’m thinking about it even more and actually writing more often, so it’s progress … baby steps.



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