“Whether or not you write well, write bravely.” – Bill Stout
My New Start Resolution #1 for this year is to write more. I couldn’t tell you how many blogs I have started, how many composition notebooks are lying around my house and how many sticky notes of great ideas that I piling up but never completed. I write a lot. How often do I complete my writing? No where near as often.
The more I get into the professional world, the more I am seeing the trend and need to communicate at a higher level than I do now. Thoughts need to get across quickly, efficiently purposefully. To do that, I need to practice writing everyday. Write my thoughts. Write my plans. Write my feelings. Write my Dreams. Write until writing further is impossible. Then write some more. Then learn how to edit.
I wrote this post multiple times, going off in completely different directions, but those effective writing skills are starting to develop. 🙂
A person must learn to write and speak eloquently to be respected. You must be able to grab attention, use it for your needs and then return it before their attention spans run out. That makes an effective writer and speaker.
From Christmas until New Years, I will talk about a resolution I plan to pick up, how I plan to do it and the purpose of doing it.
It’s hard making a lasting change on the world, if you don’t take the steps to change yourself some. So, to start me off with this blogging thing strong, I’m going to try to stick to this and write this new blog series for a week. Hopefully, it will be enough to get the movement going.
“Sometimes the people whom we’ve known for only a short amount of time have a bigger impact on us than those we’ve known forever.” – Unknown
Reflecting on recent events in my life, I was thinking about how to make a difference. But, one issue came up. We each have our own idea of what that difference truly is. About a week ago, I randomly got into a conversation on Twitter with this really lovely young lady that came to an impasse in life. Somehow, I could sense her pain through 140 characters and a profile pic. On a whim, I ended up talking to her on my views on religion, life and even the importance of preparing yourself for the future even when you have to do things that you personally don’t enjoy. After I finished talking to her, I realized that sometimes we learn more from ourselves than from others, applying our own advice to our lives. The whole, “If you are pointing a finger at someone, you are pointing three more at yourself” rings true more times than not.