In your professional life, are you a creator, a robot or somewhere in between?
Your answer reflects your attitude towards work. Therefore, it makes perfect sense for you to be getting the kind of salary you are getting.
If you don’t like what you are making in terms of income, why aren’t you changing your answer?
In your personal life, do you feel like you are a giver, receiver or somewhere in between?
Your answer reflects your attitude towards life in general. If you find that you are not feeling fulfilled, then maybe it’s time you review your mindset and change.
Thinking is good.
It demonstrates that your mind is still working.
It allows you to be creative and come up with solutions to problems that you face or potentially will face.
It shows that you are a human, smarter than the animals living on this planet.
But what if the process of thinking is broken?
What if it runs on a loop, displaying images or bringing forth feelings or experiences that you hate? Your days ruined. Your relationships destroyed.
Then you start thinking…Maybe your mind is broken?
It goes on and on.
What if you done that?
Or what if you said that?
What are you doing? Why are you wasting time and energy on that?
It’s time to ask yourself…
Can you channel that energy you spend thinking in a loop into solve the world’s problems instead?
How much more productive can you be? How much more effective you will be?
Poetry is a form of writing.
Copy is a form of writing.
Journalism is a form of writing.
Books, be it fiction or non-fiction requires writing.
Television and movie scripts requires writing.
Programming is a form of writing.
Posting on social media requires writing.
There is writing involved almost everywhere and the question is do you simply enjoy the process of writing, creating content or when do enjoy something else that you have yet identified while working on any of the above?
I for one enjoy the process of writing for the sole purpose of sharing my ideas and/or solutions.
It’s very simple really. If you need to buy something with your credit card or on installment plan, then you are too poor to buy it. You can’t afford it. So don’t buy it. The only time you can afford it is when you can pay the full amount upfront.
You work so hard to earn the money just so that you can compare with people around you by filling your life with things. When your health start failing you, you start spending the money you have earned for the purpose of comparison. At the end of it, you have no things to speak of, no health to speak of, and no wealth to speak of. You are better off dead.
What’s the worse thing that could happen to a writer? A writer’s block brought on by his own incompetence and lack of exposure.