I’m featured in this month’s Writers’ Forum in Phil Barrington’s column 8 Days a Week. It’s full of useful advice on time management and productivity and how different writers approach this.
Julian Fellowes was speaking about writing and his career in general. He said that in the past he tried to do one thing every day to further his career, be that a text, email, phone call, sending out a script etc – and he did that EVERY DAY for TEN YEARS. That’s what it takes to be a success. Work. He didn’t sit there waiting for success to drop into his lap he was productive. And you can be productive in small ways, it’s the momentum you’re building that counts. Dogged persistence to achieve your goal.
In her book I’d Change My Life if I had More Time, Doreen Virtue tells of Academy Award nominee Sally Kirkland who used the same method as Julian Fellowes. One thing every day no matter how small builds a positive daily habit. And who knows where that can lead.
What one thing are you going to do today, and tomorrow and the day after….