A Blank Piece of Paper

a blank piece of paper

Here I am looking at a blank piece of paper, wondering what I’m going to write. So what do I do? I do what every successful writer I’ve heard says to do. And it’s helped me write a ton.

If You Didn’t Know, I’m a Writer

You may not be aware, but I’m a writer. If that’s the case, it’s simply because you’re new. I talk about it a lot. I may have a complex.

I mean, look over there to the right. Those are my books. And look over there at my author bio: more books. And if you search for “books” or “writing” chances are you will see several posts where I go over my writing.

It’s one of my things, like being handsome, brilliant, and humble. You know, it’s funny, even as I write this I realize how that sounds, and it’s so accurate.

But that doesn’t explain what I’m doing with a blank piece of paper. That’s because I’m trying something that will have a huge impact on my life beyond what I write and it’s really quite simple.

So Many Names

There are so many names for what I’m doing: Mini Habits, the Seinfeld Method, the Kaizen Way,  the 5-Second Rule. To some degree they all touch on a part of the process.

Quite simply if you want to succeed at anything, the trick is to do it. It’s not to do it when you want, or when you have the right ideas, or when you have time. It’s to make the time and do it regardless.

I have a blank piece of paper and instead of letting it stay blank and waiting for inspiration to hit, I’m writing a thought, an idea, an inspiration (I’m inspiring because I’m brilliant and humble… see previous section).

If you find that you are struggling the best thing to do is to simply move forward. Simply do something. Simply keep going. You get the work done when you get the work done.

It’s not always easy, but it’s what successful people do. It’s how things get done. It’s how a blank piece of paper turns into a complete post: one word at a time.

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David is a father, speaker, blogger (obviously), and author of How to Create Amazing Presentations sharing the tools, tips, and techniques of the experts to make you an amazing presenter, 7 Steps to Better Relationships built on the stories and lessons on this blog with seven easy steps to help you maximize your interactions with the people you care about most, and The Man in the Pit to help you care for loved ones struggling with depression.

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