"Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace."
-Robert J. Sawyer
I don't read sci-fi, and if it weren't for wikipedia, I'd have no idea who Robert J. Sawyer is. I came across this quote completely out-of-context and who knows if what I'm going to share with you is at all aligned with the author's intent.
But y'know what? I'm going to ignore all that.
Because when I read Sawyer's words up there, I think he's saying something really useful. Something YOU can use to simplify your writing life.
If you really want more clarity, focus and energy, you've got to train yourself to start being more aware. More inquisitive. More mindful.
Practice ignoring what needs to be ignored.
- Decide what's truly worthy of your attention (and what's not).
- Notice how you react when you encounter situations, interactions, opportunities or feedback that really don't serve you.
- Practice responding in a different way.
More to come!