Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Making paths in the brain...

“As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.” ~Thoreau

A friend posted this quote online this morning and it reminded me of a writing seminar I attended last year. As writers, we are constantly struggling with our inner critics. I have found that some days I can silence the critic enough to write and other days the critic overpowers me. But I believe, as this quote states, that if I keep trying, eventually those positive footsteps will turn into paths; from activities into habits. Practice always adds up, even if it is so slow that you can't see in clearly from the moment you are in. Just look back someday and see how far you have come! And keep writing - every word eventually adds up!

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