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There will be reports that you don't feel like writing. These fluctuations are part of life, and I face these motivational challenges just as much as the next person.
During my final season, I had a pretty good year. There are dozens of reasons for my transformation from high school through college great teammates, coaching, work ethic, and so onbut there is one thing that I learned to do in college that I wish I had learned much earlier… I developed a pre—game routine that allowed me to perform well, regardless of whether I was motivated or not.
Even high school baseball players will routinely play 40 to 60 games each year. There will always be days when the things that are important to you feel like a grind. But the game is going to be played whether you feel like playing or not, so you better figure out a solution to overcoming your lackluster emotions.
I did this by developing a pre-game routine that would automatically pull me out of a funk and push me over that threshold to perform well.
Jog out to the outfield foul pole. Jog across along the outfield wall. Stop at the opposite foul pole. Stretch hips and hamstrings. Jog back along the outfield wall.
Toss lightly, working back to 75 feet or so. Head to the bullpen. Stand one step behind the mound and toss three or four times from there to the catcher.
Step up onto the mound. Toss a few pitches without going into the full windup. Start throwing from the windup for 10 pitches or so. Throw from the stretch for 10 pitches or so.
Finish with one of each pitch change up, curveball, fastball in, fastball out. Walk to the dugout. That whole sequence usually took 20 to 25 minutes and I did it the same way every single time. While this routine physically warmed me up to play, it also — and perhaps more importantly — put me in the correct mental state to compete at a high level.
My pre-game routine started a cascade of internal events that pulled me into the right frame of mind and made it more likely that I would succeed. If you look at top performers in any field, you'll see similar patterns all over the place. NBA players who do the same thing before every free throw shot.
Comedians who recite the same words before they step onto stage. Corporate executives who follow the same meditation sequence every morning. Do you think these people always feel motivated? There are some days when the most talented people in the world wake up feeling like sluggish lard bombs.
But they use their pre-game routines to pull them into the right mental state, regardless of how they feel. You can use this same process to overcome your motivation threshold and consistently exercise, study, write, speak, or perform any other task that is important to you.
For example… My writing routine starts by getting a glass of water.About a third of the way into your book, the story isn’t new any more and the writing has become just another chore to get through. It’s at this point that many writers give up and go off in search of that fresh, exciting feel of a different story to write.
I’ve found that if I wait until late in the day, the itch to get that done starts to grow and the more days in a row I write something to scratch it, the more motivated I am to write the next day.
Jun 03, · How to Stay Motivated to Write Your Book It doesn't matter if you are just starting out or if you regularly produce a couple of books per year, you can probably relate to the issue of motivation. 1.
Get out of your own way. Don’t get trapped by insecurity or negative feelings: Just do it.
2. When you read something that you think is not so great—and catch yourself thinking, “I could do better than that”—hang onto that feeling. Let it drive you to keep writing and prove to yourself that you really can do better.
3. About a third of the way into your book, the story isn’t new any more and the writing has become just another chore to get through. It’s at this point that many writers give up and go off in search of that fresh, exciting feel of a different story to write.
Sep 02, · Hope the people who are going through this site will get some inspiration to write their own book. I think many people have some doubt about this. I have gone through it and completely satisfied with the overall content.