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Everyday

Remember that pianist who said that if he did not practice everyday he would know, if he did not practice two days, the critics would know, after three days, his audiences would know.

-Taken from Zen in the art of writing by Ray Bradbury

Once I read this quote it hit me hard like a brick. I know I have been lagging behind in my resolution of writing everyday. It’s been one of those phases, when you tend to give up and its hard to get back there.

From today, I am going to try to stand back up and I will make sure I don’t step on that banana skin again.

Daily Prompt: Sep 20

What was one productive thing you did today?

I am so glad i woke up at 7a.m. today and through out the day I felt sleepy but I kicked the sleep back in. I focused on my writing and some other activities. I knew if I dozed off, I would sleep late at night and then the cycle of late bird would repeat itself.

Hence sleep early, wake up early is one productive thing I did today.

Whenever I wake up late, say by 11a.m. I feel my day is wasted and it passes by so quickly, I get nothing done.

Does it happen to you to? Please share in comments below. Thanks for reading.

Daily Prompt: Sep 17

You have to learn a new skill. Do you prefer to read about it, watch someone else do it, hear someone describe it, or try it yourself?

Prompt taken from The Daily Post

Please leave a comment below with yours or follow this prompt on your own blog.

Here’s my answer:

I think it pretty much depends on the kind of skill. For instance if I have to learn photoshop, I would prefer to watch a tutorial rather than reading it. If however it’s about learning a new recipe of food, I would prefer to read the recipe than watch a long video unless its a complicated one that needs careful following of steps.

I rarely ever ask others to describe a skill except when I am completely stuck and have no way out.


Please let me know  in the comment section below how you learn new skills?

 

Slog

This prompt makes me think about that childhood poem about the dog who slept like a log. That’s all I remember from that poem and every time I come across a piece of log, my thoughts travel back to the same association.

But slog isn’t in any way the same thing, in fact its the opposite of that lazy dog that slept like a log. Slog is that dog that slept, woke up and began working. He chased a few squirrels, played with his master, learnt a few tricks but still had enough energy to keep going.

Log on the other hand slept and slept, he slept till noon and woke up with a bright sun hanging up in the sky. Log indolently walked around in search of food, he wanted the food to appear to him, he was too “tired” to play or run, he just was so sleepy all the time.

Each one of us has a “Log” or “Slog” experience in our lives. We just have to decide how often we choose the right one.

via Daily Prompt: Slog