I’ve often wondered about motivation. Attempting to write everyday about accentuating the positive and my efforts to give up complaining, has forced me to look at the why. Some say an every day blog is a bit much. Maybe once a week would be enough. But one of the habits I hope to form by blogging every day is to establish the habit of writing every day. After all, I am a writer. If I were an athlete, or a singer, or an acupuncturist, I would need to practice every day to become first of all proficient, then professional, then perfect. (If such a thing were possible.) What one does every day becomes a habit and shapes an integral part of ones psyche.


So back to the motivation…am I motivated to write because I want to be a writer, or do I write because of some interior motivation? I’m going around in circles and maybe even asking the same question in different ways. But I have gotten some answers. I write because it helps me to see things more clearly. It may not speak to anyone else, but on the printed page, things make sense to me. Satisfaction in communicating an exact concept brings an energy and life that makes the world seem better. I suspect that every person, when using his or her God-given talents finds fulfillment. Perhaps the motivation derives from a universal force desiring that all gifts be used. Music must be written and performed, art must be expressed; technical matters need solutions…so many millions of talents, each providing a unique offering for us all.


I can see clearly now…

About dmdubay

Since retiring from Northwest Airlines and moving to the Pacific Northwest, I have more time to devote to writing. My first novel, "Tales of Two Sisters" was published over a year ago. I have been writing poetry for a long time and am attempting to collate my poetry into a short book, with pictures. A sequel to "Tales of Two Sisters" should be getting closer to completion soon. Gardening and tending the vineyard take a lot of time in the summer. Even though I love the outdoors, these activities do cut down on my writing. So I appreciate that wintertime allows me time to write. Writing, for me, is what brings things into focus and helps me to make sense of the things that life brings. It is a gift to me and I hope that it will be to you also.
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1 Response to motivation

  1. Heather Rautio says:

    I’m very thankful that you share your thoughts with us. I look forward to reading what you have to say every day! 🙂


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