It’s easy to be inspired, motivated, “on fire” when you first launch a project. When the glow of excitement fades though, you need to fall back on your habits to keep you moving in the direction of reaching your goal and completing your masterpiece. Here are a few habits I rely on to keep my imagination factory pumping and propelling me forward.
“Motivation is what gets you started, habit is what keeps you going”–Jim Rohn
What habits do you rely on to stir your imagination? Please share! When I wrote #5 on my list, I was thinking of many of you who often inspire me by the way you view the world.
It’s that time of year when many of us feel inspired to make goals for the year ahead. I’m curious how you approach the challenges you give yourself. What are your Favorite Five Ways to Reach a Goal? Here are mine:
Drop your two cents (or five) in the comment box below and let me know what inspires you to push to the proverbial finish line?
In the voting both, everybody is equal. That is why no matter how nutty our political process gets, I will always be grateful for the privilege of casting my ballot. Having said that, I will be one happy chiquita when this election is finally over! What about you?
What’s on your mind this final Friday before voting? Nervous? Excited? Irritated? Drop me a comment. I’d love to hear your perspective on the process…and of course, your Favorite Five!
Why do you love books? Drop me a comment and share your Favorite Five reasons. Happy Friday everyone! I hope your weekend is filled with fun autumn antics and of course, a delicious book…and why not throw in a pumpkin latte to go with it!
Most sounds you hear, from the whisper of the wind to the wail of a siren, are simply moving air. When a noise is made it causes the air to vibrate, and these vibrations, also known as sound waves, carry the sound to your ears. I’m curious to know what sounds you like best. Below are a few of my favorites.
Take five minutes or less and leave your favorite five in the comment box! I hope these sounds fill your ears today. Happy Friday everyone!
Favorite Five Friday is back. I hope you’ll join in the fun and share your favorite five.
I know it’s impossible to narrow down your favorite books, but take five minutes or less and jot down what comes to mind first. I’d love to know what stirs your imagination. Together, perhaps we can create a fabulous reading list. Here are a few dozen other books I’ve enjoyed over the years (in particular order).
A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini
The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini
Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides
The Help, Kathryn Sackett
The Plague of Doves, Louise Erdrich
The Red Tent, Anita Diamant
The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck
Palace Walk: The Cairo Trilogy, Naguib Mahfouz
Into Thin Air, Jon Krakauer
Bel Canto, Ann Patchett
The History of Love, Nicole Kraus
A Lesson Before Dying, Ernest Gaines
Native Son, Richard Wright
The Memory Keeper’s Daughter, Kim Edwards
The Girls, Lori Lasens
Three Cups of Tea, Greg Mortensen
The Book of Bright Ideas, Sandra Kring
The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver
Interpreter of Maladies, Jhumpa Lahiri
Angela’s Ashes, Frank McCourt
The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan
Girl with a Pearl Earring, Tracy Chavelier
The Catcher in the Rye, J. D. Salinger
The Three Junes, Julia Glass
The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd
What is the What, Dave Eggers
The Glass Castle, Jeanette Walls
Memoirs of a Geisha, Arthur Golden
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, David Wroblewski
The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Michael Pollan
Tuesdays with Morrie, Mitch Albom
John Adams, David McCullough
The Good Earth, Pearl S. Buck
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank
The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown
In Exile from the Land of Snows, John Avedon
Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison
Kaffir Boy: The True Story of a Black Youth’s Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa, Mark Mathabane
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot