Posts Tagged ‘writing’

All or Nothing

August 11, 2010

About a month ago I decided that I was going to blog only on those days that I had something to write, already on my mind.  On the other days,  I would use that time to begin writing a book that I have long thought about writing.

That hasn’t worked so well.

There have been many days that I have passed on very noteworthy events.  There has been plenty to write about in the last few weeks.  Yet, I haven’t written anything.  I began writing the outline for the book and maybe got a paragraph or two, but writing that material in the morning just wasn’t working.  Then I quickly got out of the habit of writing anything at all.

I seem to be a creature of habit.  It is all or nothing.

I do think that blogging is a good idea so I am going to return to writing a post Monday through Thursday.  I am not sure just what it accomplishes, but I believe that it is an opportunity for self-expression that I need to take advantage of, for my own sense of well-being.

If God uses it to speak to someone else, so much the better.

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Need to or Should do?

May 6, 2010

I am a very good money manager.  I understand budgeting, planning and the difference between needs and wants. 

I am not as good at managing my time. 

For almost two years I have posted a new article Monday through Thursday pretty consistently.  That may now change.

I am going to try to apply the same reasoning to my time management that I do to my money management.  Need versus Want: that expresses my understanding of money issues.  It is translated into: Need To, Should Do and Want To when it comes to time matters.

I am going to do what I need to do first each day.

Then I will do as many of the things that I should do that I can find the time or energy to accomplish.

I will fit in the things I want to do when possible.

Writing new articles is something that I should do, as I feel that it is an extension of my ministry, but it is not something that I have to do, so there will be some days that it does not happen. 

We’ll see how it goes.