Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Indurate
 
Definition: (v, adj)
 
1) To make hardy, inured, accustomed
 
2) To make callous or unfeeling
 
3) To become established
 
4) Hardened; callous; obstinate

Dear Critic

Dear Critic,

Time to get the lead out of the ass and get to work. Thinking and not doing isn’t going to get me anywhere. In order to improve in life, I am going to need to start taking action. No more hiding. No more postponing. No more. Can’t let distractions get in the way. Have to stay focused and do the job I tell everyone I do.

The skills are there, time to put them to use. I have the knowledge as well. Why do I want to waste them? I have a message and a calling, it’s time I utilized them. Fear is an obstacle easy to overcome. Plus nothing good ever happens from the sidelines.

Have to get in there and play ball. Time to put on my big boy pants and let the world see me. If they don’t like me, well fuck em. Some people will. Not everyone will, but some will.

It’s time to let go of the things getting in the way of self-improvement. Time to let go of the things holding me back. No matter how much it hurts. Those that mind don’t matter, those that matter don’t mind.

I can spew out all the positive reinforcements I want, but unless I actually get out there and do it, nothing will ever change. I no longer want to be bound by the thoughts of others. This is my life, my calling, no one is going to stop me from achieving my dream. I don’t care if they think it’s a stupid dream, its my fucking dream. To hell with them.

There are people of encouragement, but they’re so far away, it doesn’t help. Yes, there are ways to communicate, but I don’t want to infringe on other’s time, so I try not to bother them. Yet, I drop everything to help others in their times of need. They say Karma is a two way street, maybe I should start asking when I need help.

It’s always scary to admit you need help though. I think this is why I don’t ask. I feel like I can do it all by myself, and am learning, I can’t. I do need…

Times up. Time to go.

To write or not to write?

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The other day, I reread some of my blog posts. I am not one to do this. I find it counterproductive. But I was told sometimes if you want to improve, you have to see where you went wrong.

I started from the beginning and worked my way to newer posts. I have found my voice has changed. The style has changed. And my breakdown has changed.

I notice I sound a little more mature. Granted I am not giving the sage advice of Socrates, but I don’t sound as childish as when I started. It must have something to do with the fact I am letting people read my writing. I did the same thing with my journal and it sounds as boyish now as it did LONG ago.

Where I was once a little stiff, I now see, I am a little more relaxed. As I read some of them, I thought to myself, I can’t believe I wrote that. I see I am a little more open than when I began. I’m still not pouring my heart out or revealing too much of myself, but I can see the start of it.

My paragraphs are no longer mini novels. I see I am breaking them down to 2 to 3 manageable sentences. Getting the point across in as few words as possible. Making the reading quicker and easier.

While these new attributes are good for my writing in general, I am not sure how it will benefit my clients or career.

I know, I still need to work on my CTA (call to action). I have tried in my blog post, by asking questions, but its not strong enough to drive my followers to comment.

The change of subjects was beneficial to my blog too. Branching out to write about different things has also helped increase my followers. I’ve noticed that my running topics amasses more likes and a few comments here and there. Which makes me feel bad about my writing series.

Oh, well. You win some, you lose some.

I have veered away from my schedule though. I have not written on some of the topics I want to. I think its because I got so excited about having the followers increase from my running series.

I cannot believe how easier it is to free write on here now either. I use to struggle with what I wanted to say, and now, I just let my fingers do the typing.

Well, I am proud to say in the last 3 months and especially in the last month, my writing has changed. I feel it has improved. I can say I have hit my goal of 1,000 words a day. Hell, I would say its almost 5,000.

Happy writing everyone.