Need some inspiration? Hang on to that to do list

We throw away to do lists like they never happened. Yet, when we have tons of work we freeze and procrastinate. Nothing gets done and stress builds.

Input and output depend on each other to keep us working effectively. If you’re in a creative jam, just look at your completed bucket lists. How did you ever do it before? You just started and pushed it out, stress and all.

One of my favorite quotes and one which I keep posterized on my desk comes from Nelson Mandela

It always seems impossible until its done.

Get inspired but then actually do the work.  The first draft always sucks anyway! Persist through agony and celebrate when you ship.

Archive those completed to do lists and use them as fuel along the way. The work never ends.

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.