Daily discipline

A mountain is not climbed in a day. If you look at the peak of a mountain before you climb it, it is a lifetime away. Halfway up the mountain it is farther. The same applies to writing. If we go in looking at becoming a great writer the motivation will carry you a week. What you must do every day is look at the blank page and say,

“I am going to write three pages today. And they are going to be the best three pages that I can possibly write at this point in time.”

And then you write them. Then the next day, you do the same. Every day. Writing is made into a daily discipline on par with breathing. Not a day goes by without it. And from there, we become great.

I am not a great writer yet. But I’m on the mountain — some people never start.



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