Sit Down and Write

... or draw. 

... or program. 

... or compute. 

... or animate. 

... or edit. 

Whatever it is that you need to do to deliver your gift to the world, you need to finally sit down, get at it, do it, and ship it. 

You can have dreams as big and as many as you want them to be. But, you have to sit down and work on it. 

Sitting down. It's not as exciting as dreaming. It's not as adrenaline-rushing. But, it's required if you want to make things happen. 

The greatest writers did not simply dream and then suddenly great books (or blogs) were written. They sat down and wrote. Everyday. They created a habit of writing. Alone. Sitting down. Staring at a blank piece of paper (or a blank screen). Writing one word after another. It's simple. It's a process. It's boring. But, it was required. It was important in making something happen. 

Do what works for you. Pray in the morning. Listen to inspiring talks or podcasts. Jog. Exercise. Motivate yourself. Plan your day. Sleep early at night. But, at the end of the day (or at the beginning or in the middle of the day, you decide), you have to sit down and create. Then, make it a habit to create. 

It's only by finally sitting down can you make things happen.

 

P.S. I love reading a book in the morning in order to get the ideas flowing and then sit down and write. How about you? What's your habit of creating?