Sunday, October 2, 2011

Sweet Sacrifice: Grains of Time

Five minutes. You can give five minutes, can't you? Today? Every day? Of course you can; it's just a matter of reminding yourself that you can make a difference, even with the smallest grains of time.

The possibilities are endless. Go full speed, all out, no holds barred. Every morning, every lunch break, and just before dozing off.

Just five minutes. You can do it!

How much can be produced in five minutes? A page can be written in this short sprint, perhaps even more; granted, it may need a fair amount of editing when you’re through. Even if you can only salvage an idea or two, you’ll find yourself invigorated and closer to your goal.

And what will you find while performing this mini brain-dump? Typically things that you wouldn't have considered otherwise, or ideas that you've had trouble expressing. Original ideas materialize out of thin air when you nudge yourself, if ever so slightly.

So next time when you find yourself with a moment to spare, remember this. String together enough of these brief writing sessions and you’ll have a book; all this that wouldn't have been possible if it weren't for your small sacrifice.

Many times in our lives, it’s the small things that make a difference. Put aside a few moments right now, and set the page on fire.

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