Keeping My Eye On The Prize

Momentum gets us to the finish line.

Momentum gets us to the finish line.

I’ve been in a good grove this month. What’s working is the momentum I’ve created with daily habits. I use whatever time I can find to continue the forward motion. It’s been plenty difficult with social engagements, work, and a fourteen month old to chase around. The secret is making the time (not necessarily the same time) everyday. Routines help but I don’t let them trap me. I allowed this to occur last year so I’m experimenting with something different.

There have been many times when I needed (desired, made the excuse of, or truly believed) the muse must overcome me. The muse takes me on an adventure and all that I created on this journey is “the best”. But reality is this: each word I write, each drawing, each art project, each new recipe that drives me to a healthier life - they are the creation. Some will be bad. I speak the truth. Some will be small. That’s okay.

All the small things done in the quest to create each add up to “the big”, “the best”.

My muse (as you can see) is pretty high maintenance.

My muse (as you can see) is pretty high maintenance.

When I wait for the muse she only creates a distraction and makes me forget where I’m heading. I can’t afford to forget. The result is an endless cycle of reviewing and starting over and never finishing anything (no matter the importance). Any forward propulsion is stalled.

The muse is great but she is picky, finicky, and a pain in the rear. I’ll keep my spirits up each day and she’ll be the one waiting for me instead of the other way around. She’ll know when to show up to help out because I’m not going to be waiting around for her all day before getting busy.

So, I keep my eye on the prizes, practice and finish what I start.

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