If you don't feel this excitement, please take the time to do a short exercise to discover why that is. The enthusiasm you feel is the best guarantee you have that your current project will be successful.
As I wrote in Write From Home: Best-Ever Money-Making Tips:
Are you enthusiastic about a project or idea? Your
intuition is telling you to go for it
Your enthusiasm is an intuitive gift, so if you feel enthusiastic about a project or idea, your intuition is saying "yes".
Develop an enthusiastic mindset for your writing
Developing an enthusiastic mindset starts by asking yourself WHY... what will you get out of your writing?
If you're not excited about your current project, take a moment to take your emotional temperature. You may be blocking your enthusiasm, and it's vital to clear the blocks.
Close your eyes for a moment, sit back in your chair, and just breathe. Take four or five deep breaths (without straining).
Expand your tummy as you breathe in... Relax as you breathe out...
Next, keeping your eyes closed, breathe normally. Feel like sighing? That's great. When you sigh, you're releasing stress.
Breathe normally, and look for tension anywhere in your body. Relax the tension, wherever it is. It may be in your forehead, neck, shoulders... Take another deep breath and relax the area of tension as much as possible.
Now you're relaxed, think about your project. What emotion do you feel?
Open your eyes, and write down the emotion. It may be: fear, anger, disappointment, irritation...
Write one word to describe the emotion.
If you're the kind of person who customarily ignores their emotions, you may not feel anything. That's OK. Write "numb".
Close your eyes again, and breathe deeply. You feel the emotion somewhere in your body. Focus on that area, as you keep breathing...
There will be a change now. The emotion you feel will change to something else. Fear will change to anger, for example.
Stay with the new emotion for a couple of moments, as you keep breathing.
Then expand your attention and just relax. When you're ready, open your eyes.
That's all there is to the exercise.
If you feel like writing, write. If you don't feel like writing, go about your day.
This exercise is simple, but it's amazingly effective if you're distressed about a project. Just doing the exercise can release any negativity you feel, because you're allowing yourself just to feel whatever you feel. When you acknowledge your emotions, they change.
Over the next 24 hours, watch how your thoughts about the project change. With luck, you'll start to feel enthusiastic. If you don't, you'll suddenly know what to do next... you'll get ideas on how to proceed.
Acknowledge negativity: it will dissipateWriters love writing. Unfortunately that love can get buried under negative emotions. Do the above exercise whenever you feel negative.
Before you know it, you'll recover your enthusiasm for your writing, and you'll leap out bed each morning, eager to get to your computer.
Bonus: if you do this exercise whenever you feel negativity, it will boost your creativity... This is because you're expending a lot of emotional energy when you try to block negative emotions. Just allow yourself to feel, and you're releasing negativity. The result is that creativity bubbles up.
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