This week's Answer:
Persistence or Persistent Relaxation
I appreciate your e-mail and your appreciation of the fact
that I'm been writing this column consistently for an
about time somebody noticed!
(I'll be all right in a
minute. Just give me a minute. Did you ever
notice how small these letters look compared to the 36
point font just above it? Must be one of those
paramount. It's easy to be persistent when you feel
like being persistent. But when you DON'T feel in
the mood to be persistent, that's when it comes in very
handy to be persistent.
Here's a hint on how to
be persistent (assuming you want to be persistent about
being persistent). I know this may sound a bit
airy-fairy (and I think fairies get a bad rap a lot of the
time), a little "zen-ish," and somewhat
of struggling to be persistent, let persistence flow
serious. I have found that when I try to be
persistent about my writing (or anything that requires
persistence), there's a part of me that starts immediately
resisting that idea. Persistently. So, instead
of striving and struggling for persistence, I... relax and
let it come.
it always does.
course, you want to be persistent about being relaxed.