It’s day 3 in Jeff Goins 15 Habits challenge. Yesterday, he challenged us to get up two hours early as a start to believing we are writers. I did. I set my alarm, got up when it went off, and went and sat down at my computer to write… Then I fell asleep at the desk. Oops! That’s okay though. I made the effort, and I can try again tomorrow. I’ve never been a morning person, but coffee helped me get used to getting up early when I had to take Precious to school. I’ve since readjusted to waking when my kids wake me. One more adjustment to wake up two hours before that, and I’m all set. It may take a couple of days to get used to getting up early, but I will be able to do it.
Here’s what I want you to do: Write down in some place secret, “I am a ____.” Do it and do it now. We’ll come to it later. For now, pull it out every day and read it. Yes, this is hokey, and yes, I want you to do it, anyway.
Then, I want you to start something you’re scared of. Maybe it’s a book, an article for a magazine, or something else. All I want you to do is begin. Tomorrow, we’ll talk about where to go from here.
— Jeff Goins, A Great Writer Takes Initiative