I stopped relying on motivation and took control of my creativity
Life, if well lived, is long enough — Seneca
Fuck motivation. I’ve been staring at a blinking cursor for seven months, trying to write the perfect blog post. 237 mornings, I’ve scribbled “write a blog post” on my thin, yellow legal pad hoping motivation would visit just one more time.
I was scared of writing a shitty post.
So I told myself I was busy. Didn’t have the time. Had a couple of ideas in the air. I’d get to it to it when I was motivated.
We all share a dirty secret.
Anyone who’s ever said they’ve “been too busy” is a liar. They’ve been too scared. Including you. Especially you.
Life is long enough. We say it’s short because we never make the time to live.
Being busy is a pleasant way of saying that.