With New Year’s resolutions crossing people’s minds, and the everyday grind of work, it can be easy to feel stifled, unmotivated and wanting to be lazy. Don’t fret. Below you’ll find some awesome things to read and to use. Keep churning on!
Praytell Strategy: Never Settle
Earlier this year, I got in contact with a startup “new school” public relations agency, Praytell Strategy. Aside from them having a freaking amazing site (I thought it was Squarespace, I thought wrong) they also have a great company blog.
One of the blog posts from earlier in the year could be super relatable to writers everywhere (even though it wasn’t even about writers). The agency’s founder, Andy Pray, goes through a rough time while drafting content for a social contest.
The post reminds me of when I was working on the first draft of my novel. Filled with doubt and an extreme critical eye, I would always not last more than thirty minutes or so of continuous writing time before getting frustrated and going on the internet, getting food, and so forth.
So what should you do as you’re trudging through writing and your self-critic won’t shut up as you try to reach your word count?
Many times you have to go through the clutter to get the prize. If your writing isn’t working and you feel like throwing in the towel, don’t. Habits take time to build.Sometimes the grand idea is right around the corner.
Go on and read Praytell’s blog post on never settling. It’s short, to the point, and will get you thinking and ready to move.
I’m starting this new series of posts where I signal out the best articles of the week. Most of them will include movie/television or media career news. A lot of them might be Buzzfeed lists or Entertainment Weekly articles (sorry, I maybe practice some favoritism). Anyways, below is a list of some great articles I found. They include things about a Forrest Gump mini reunion (yes!) and having a creative career (you aspiring film directors/oscar winners can relate).
(Photo Courtesy of: http://www.shapeyourweigh.com/2011/07/a-creed-to-live-by.html)
This is something that I’ve been trying to read every morning before the start of the day. It is something that I think a lot of recent college graduates should think about. It is easy to get discouraged in the job-hunt when hearing several rejections. Graduates shouldn’t let the rejections/joblessness get to them. As long as a person keeps at it, they will eventually get the opportunity they need. It takes patience and persistence. Below is a few excerpts from A Creek To Live By by Nancye Sims
Don’t undermine your worth by comparing
yourself with others.
It is because we are different that each
of us is special.
Don’t set your goals by what other people
Only you know what is best for you.
By living your life one day at a time, you live all the
days of your life.
Don’t give up when you still have something to give.
Nothing is really over … until the moment
you stop trying.
Don’t be afraid to admit that you are less
It is the fragile thread that binds us to each other.
Don’t be afraid to encounter risks,
It is by taking chances that we learn how to be brave.
Don’t shut love out of your life by saying it’s
impossible to find.
The quickest way to receive love is to give love.
By Nancye Sims
If the poem is not enough, consider this picture by Charlie from It’s always Sunny in Philadelphia:
(Photo Courtesy of http://weknowmemes.com/2011/10/oh-get-a-job-just-get-a-job/ )