September 10, 2012


We seem to spend a lot of time, quality time, on things that really shouldn't be the priority. 

Photo by Flickr user dsevilla

So often, we spend time on things that aren't important to our mission. 

If our goal is to be successful at teaching a concept, we should focus on what matters to that concept. It's easy to get caught up and share lots of irrelevant information.  

How come we talk about the essentials, but still get bogged down in the unimportant? 

As a writing teacher, I always tried to get students to understand that writing should be fun, but it's also "a lot easier than you're making it." 

I used to try to simplify writing: first, tell them what you're going to tell them. Next, tell them. Finally, tell them what you told them. That's a formula for success as a writer. 

Determine what you want to accomplish, focus on that mission, and be relentless in your pursuit. Will you always find success? No, but that's half the fun! 

Have a great Monday and a wonderful week. 

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