I just got home and felt like I wanted to write. Write anything. It really didn't matter to me what I would end up writing. As long as I wrote.
Why did I want to write?
To start a new habit. (and pickup an old skill)
A habit of putting my thoughts, my lessons, my frustrations, my joys, my…everything that comes to mind on paper. (Well, on electronics to be precise.)
I have noticed that when I don't practice skills, I lose even the little skill I had. It reminds me of what the Bible says in Matthew 13:12
“For the person who has something will be given more, so that he will have more than enough; but the person who has nothing will have taken away from him even the little he has.”
I used to like to write. Notice I didn't say LOVE. I wasn't obsessed about it but, I would not find it that difficult to sit down and write down something short.
Not any more. I just can't seem to settle down and let myself write down even a few sentences. I'm I losing or have I lost my writing skill?
I refuse to let the answer be yes.
What's the solution?
I'm going to pickup my writing skill again. I'm going to start building on it a little EVERYDAY.
That's where the magic lies. Doing something EVERYDAY towards your goal rather than waiting for SOMEDAY which may never come.
How about you?
Is there something you have unintentionally ignored? Something you know you were good at at some point but you no longer do because of the busyness of life?
I encourage you to pick it up again. Start small and build it back one day at a time.
Because it's a gift. A gift not only to you but to the people you serve with it. And who knows, maybe one day that gift will even make room for you before kings.