Tag Archives: self-discipline

Tips for Writers: Learn to Love the Burn

The key to building muscles, oddly enough, is to regularly and repeatedly expose yourself to pain. Not too much, not too little. Too much—torn muscles, tendonitis, bone spurs—is bad news. Too little is no news at all. Muscles grow when … Continue reading

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Resolutions That Stick

Thought for the Week Mid-February is when many people notice that their Resolutions have dissolved into Desolutions. Why? Searching through the rubble of good intentions, one giant footprint always emerges: When resolutions don’t stick, it’s because they’re not really resolutions. … Continue reading

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My Conception

As I sat staring at my computer, contemplating what to write, noting several “Must-Read Celebrity Stories!” on my home page and tracking the labored progression of a particularly fat squirrel up the ornamental beech tree outside my window, while obsessing … Continue reading

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