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The art of “getting it done”

Hello. I am am excuse maker.

I won’t lie. I won’t sit here and pretend. I love making excuses especially when I don’t feel like doing something. My favorites are “I forgot” and “I was tired.”

However, as I grow older, do you know what I’ve realized?

Those excuses hold less water the more responsibility you have. For example, now that I have a vehicle that I am responsible for, if I decide to not get the oil changed or put gas in the car when it’s low because “I was tired” or “I forgot”…I’d be in more trouble than I’d like to be. This is because somethings need to get done no matter what and when. If you want a long lasting car, it’s a wise decision to put gas in your car and to get your oil changed before it damages your car.

But let’s use a less dire example. Say for example you want to write a book.

Say you want to write and publish a book by the end of this year. But you haven’t even started writing the book nor have you done anything to begin to learn about publishing. What’s going on?

I know for a fact it is not that you “don’t have the time.” We all make time for things we care about, even if it’s 5 or 10 minutes. It’s not that you “don’t know how to do it,” because there are a plethora of informative blogs, resources and books that can educate you on writing/publishing a book for free. And it’s not that you will fail, because you will make mistakes. No book, even published ones, are perfect. But guess what? There’s always more books where that idea came from! Your brain will come up with more ideas for novels or whatever you’re writing. That’s it’s job —to keep you on your toes (or at least that’s what mine does.)

In 2019, I never imagined I’d be where I am with my blog today. I was a fan of kpop and just wanted to have a place to write about my favorite kpop boys and other elements that I liked. I had no idea that this blog would train me to write professionally and even write two novels and a kid’s book.

And the best part is that I had no idea what I was doing. I learned while I wrote. And I still am learning while I write.

So next time you hear yourself making an excuse for something you want to do, be, see, remember that there is always something you can do now to better cater to your future. You’d be surprised how much you can do it you just…get it done! No matter how good or bad you are, just start!


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