When I left college, I knew that I wanted writing to be a part of my life. One of my biggest worries was that my motivation techniques wouldn't be up to snuff if I didn't have a professor asking me to do a story as an assignment. But I figured, "Once I'm in the big city the creative juices will just flow from me."
And then I didn't do any writing for nearly two years.
It's not that I didn't want to. I did! I thought of ideas for stories and scripts all the time. I figured that perhaps since I didn't have the motivation to do these tasks, it wasn't meant to be.
In a last ditch effort before I completely gave up on my creative writing, I stumbled upon some personal development literature. Whenever I thought about motivation techniques, I always had envisioned Tony Robbins and Stuart Smalley. And when I talk about personal development those are the two people that are usually brought up.
But there are a lot of smart people out there who have figured out some ways to make those motivational roadblocks seem much less daunting.
Over the next few months, I will be sharing articles based on my experiences with "getting fired up." I also recommend you take a look at the Personal Time Management section for related topics of self-improvement.
Keeping yourself motivated can be extremely stressful. One way to help yourself and to help others is to use The Power of Good.
Some people say fake it till you make it. I say, become extraordinary at one thing, and you will be inclined to be extraordinary at everything. Click here to get in the zone.
Another way to get motivated is to sign up for a course, such as Creative Writing Now’s free online writing courses. Author and teacher Nancy Strauss has extensive experience with these classes in person and online and I highly recommend her.
If you have yet to find your question answered, perhaps you could try asking it here where all of you readers have an opportunity to have your own problems solved.
If you find that you're having trouble with the tedious tasks of a blog, here are some motivation techniques on working on your blog. Try out this strange solution for dealing with the crippling problem of procrastination. Another important tactic is to change your attitude, here's a suggestion from Earl Nightingale.
Bryan Cohen is the author of more than 30 books, many of which focus on creative writing and blasting through that pesky writer's block. His books have sold more than 20,000 copies. You can find him on Google+ and Facebook.