(Originally published to LinkedIn.)
Ted had been working on his story for months. He had lots of good ideas, but had trouble finding the time to write and organize his thoughts.
He took a deep breath. “One step at a time,” he thought.
He looked around the library for inspiration. A number of interesting people passed, and his eyes wandered. “FOCUS! You’re here to work.” His mind chastised him, though he was in a productive location. Hypothetically.
“Keep the faith,” he told himself. “You’re a good writer, and the story will come. Don’t give up.” Newly motivated, Ted smiled.
He returned to his keyboard.