I’m having a particularly tough day today. I am not in the mood to write.
And relying on motivation is a difficult way to maintain practice.
Because it doesn’t matter who we are, our motivation to continue a practice will wane.
Seth Godin teaches us in “The Dip” if we’re going to start anything worthwhile, we should decide beforehand under which circumstances we’d quit.
This way, when the going gets tough (it will), what is being challenged is not our will power, but our principle.
I told my self I’d write each day unless I physically couldn’t do so. And so here I am.