M is for Move

MEver tried balancing on a bike without pedalling it? Unless you’re moving forward, it’s very difficult.

When I’m shopping with my son and he asks where something is, I tell him to hold out his arm. Once he’s pointing somewhere, it’s far easier to direct him higher or to the right as needed.

When writing a story, I find that I can tell fairly soon whether it’s going well or not, and get an idea of how to improve it. It’s not time and effort wasted, because there’s always something learned, even if it’s a way not to do things.

All of these have something in common: it’s far easier to correct a movement that’s wrong than to start off perfectly. Making a move gives you a chance to consider whether you’re heading in the right direction or not, and once you’re moving you can change if you need to.

So if you’re sitting there waiting to be completely sure you’re right before acting, then don’t. Just like the coin tossing to make a decision, go ahead and try something and then see how it goes. Correct your movement if you need to, just make sure you move.



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  1. Great ideas. Thanks for sharing!

    Blessings and Bear hugs!
    Bears Noting

    • Thanks for dropping by! I enjoyed reading your blog too, but I can’t comment there unless I use a google id, which has a different blog attached to it, one I haven’t used in ages.

  2. OK, I’m letting that one sink in. It’s easier to correct movement. I suppose that relates to, you can’t edit what’s not on the page.

    Hope you are enjoying the A to Z Challenge! Here’s mine from today: A Girl and her Diary

    • Thanks for dropping by! Yes, the challenge is fun. And yes, I like that way of looking at it: you can’t edit what’s not on the page. I just wish I could remember that when I sit staring at a blank one 😉


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