It’s amazing how easy a task becomes when the mind is properly adjusted.
I think I’ve mentioned a few times before that I basically write the minimum amount of articles necessary to honor my Suite 101 writing contract. I write about an article a week.
Each week I would approach the article with dread. “Ugh! Another third-person article.” I would start writing in the morning, get up from the computer, do a whole bunch of necessary and unnecessary stuff, then come back groaning and moaning about writing the article.
Usually, before I went to bed at night, I would get the article completed and up on the site. “Whew, one week down, no more third person writing until next week.”
One day I analyzed my Suite 101 earnings compared to my other writing venues. My articles placed on Suite 101 have the highest per article financial return out of all of my online writing venues. Hmmm, can you say change of mind? Money really does talk.
The per article value coupled with the fact that recently a writer came just shy of hitting the $5,000 per month payout for the site, forced me to looked at Suite 101 in a whole new light.
The Mind is a Powerful Tool
Beginning last Tuesday, I started writing one article a day (off on weekends) for Suite. Equipped with my new mindset, I found that I was able to create new content in record time (at least for me). Depending on the subject matter, it takes me anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour and 30 minutes.
Not only have I reduced the time it takes for me to write articles, I find that writing in the third person is not so bad after all. I’ve actually written a few articles on sites other than Suite in the third person (not to worry, NJFM is strictly a first and second person writing forum).
All I’m saying is that when faced with a particularly distasteful situation, sometimes all it takes is looking at it from a different view to make the situation bearable, or even enjoyable.
Now, to adjust my mind to the fact that my teenaged son is a newly licensed driver. Hmmm, I think I need to meditate on that one a bit longer…