“What do I feel like writing about?”
The question was bouncing around inside my brain like a ping pong ball…
I scanned through my yellow pad with messy, scrawled notes of blog ideas…
Looked through the swipe file in my GMail…
I didn’t FEEL like writing about any of it. In fact, I didn’t FEEL like writing at all.
And then I glanced over and saw this on my desk…
Not only was I letting my feelings control me…
Worse yet, I was asking the wrong question entirely.
When you’re committed to achieving a goal, it’s not about how you feel in the moment, but about the decision you made and sticking with it regardless of how you feel.
Stop asking what you feel like.
Ask yourself, “What am I committed to? Is what I’m doing right now moving me closer to that goal?”
And don’t ever let yourself think, “What do I feel like writing about?”
Instead ask, “What can I share that will serve my readers and help them achieve their goals?”
Flip that question around and you’ll find the feelings will follow – you’ll get excited about writing something meant to help someone else.
Tonight’s 12:30am post has been brought to you by the inspiration from my Onnit nightly vitamin pack and a bit of late night thinking about why I write. ;)
How about you? Are you asking yourself the right questions before you blog?