I don’t know about you, but I am a Deepak Chopra fan. Every once in a while, I return to the Seven Spiritual Laws of Success to realign my personal being with the universe. This morning as I listened to a shortened version on YouTube, I asked myself this question. Am I fulfilling my personal potentiality with writing? Or am I pursuing it as an object of external power? If I am, I am powerless. I love to write, but so often find excuses for not writing due to a busy schedule or other obligations to time. Then, when I go to bed at night and realize I haven’t written anything, I feel disappointed in myself. Who else is like that?
The other day I posted an article on my simplydilsa FB page from Brian Klem’s blog, The Writer’s Dig. The guest blogger, Noelle Sterne, had posted why keeping a time log was so important. Keeping track of our time, she stated would keep us from feeling as though we have wasted away our days without accomplishing anything. I was immediately on board with the suggestion. I keep logs when I am consulting to make sure that I charge my clients appropriately. Why not keep a log just for me, especially when I am writing? And then, it hit me. Most days when I have a lot to handle, I already do. I usually use an app called TeamViz. The TeamViz app is based on the Pomodoro effect which encourages me to stay focused for 25 minutes and take a break for 5, every 25. I have to admit I cheat. The advantage of the app is that I can list all of the things I need to work on and give myself a time limit for each task. In that way, whether I am adhering to only 25 or just clicking the button for another 25, I know how much time I have allotted myself to spend on that task.
So what does that have to do with the Law of Potentiality and Writing? If you are like me and believe that your innate spirit is meant to share your thoughts in written word format, but life is pushing you in other directions, you have to stop and get aligned with your true self. And, I mean STOP!
I have dedicated years of my life to earning money to care for family and to buy things. Though I will never turn away the money, because that’s almost like needing air in today’s society, I intend to stop stressing over it. I believe it’s time to stop stressing over everything and become one with my pure potentiality and enjoy the feel of the smooth keys beneath my fingers as I share my inner thoughts with the world.
Dilsa Saunders Bailey, aka "simplydilsa" is a writer and speaker sharing stories to help others embrace life living one story at a time. She is the author of a romantic, suspense series called "The Sperling Chronicles" and a self-help book called "A Comprehensive Guide to Finding the Right Doctor."