Your job is simply to be ready – Kate Johnston – #Writing #Inspiration

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Today’s Blog share is a post from author/editor Kate Johnston. We are not alone when it comes to being overwhelmed by the never ending hours we spend working and struggling to keep up on every front. Kate has some words of inspiration for us, reminding us to take a breath and how to keep the joy in what we do. We must shift our mind thoughts to ‘when we are ready’ instead of constantly self-imposing too many deadlines.

 

Your job is simply to be ready

 

You are on the path you’re supposed to take today.

Enjoy today, enjoy the moments for what they are and allow them to bring forth what you need—whether you know what you need or not.

Breathe and on your exhale let go of whatever worry is on your mind. Maybe you’re behind on your word count goal. Maybe the lit agent hasn’t gotten back to you. Perhaps your characters have gone AWOL.

It’s okay. Believe that what is happening right now is what is meant to happen because you have proven yourself worthy of this challenge.

Your job is not to worry about when. Your job is not to worry about how. Your job, simply, is to be ready, whatever that might mean for you. Maybe you’re a spiritual person or not, and maybe you have a hard time giving over to an unseeable force. That’s okay. All you really need to know is that the power and intention is within you anyway.

You’re really only going to see this when you’re living and experiencing as many moments as you can in joy. If you’re constantly getting down on yourself for your bad luck or bad timing then there is no room for joy.

Things will happen for you when it’s the right time for you—not when you think it’s the right time. This is hard to swallow. We’re all on insane deadlines, aren’t we? Propped ticking clocks on the bedside of our dreams. We want things to happen in a certain time and space so that we can check that off on our Great List of Things To Do and move on to the next thing. . . continue reading

 

 

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24 thoughts on “Your job is simply to be ready – Kate Johnston – #Writing #Inspiration

  1. This was the sentence that jumped out at me Debby and went to tell Kate also
    “You’re really only going to see this when you’re living and experiencing as many moments as you can in joy.”

    Keep in the moment of now and fill each moment with Joy.
    Wishing you a perfect Thursday… Much love and big hugs your way Debby..
    Hugs Sue

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  2. This is the perfect post for me today. I often feel overwhelmed even doing things I love, like reading others’ blog posts. I’ll take a deep breath now and deeper breaths when I go to Pilates class.

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  3. Very encouraging reminder. One of my own daily determinations is “do my best; do not regret what I do not accomplish.” It’s followed by this one, “be always confident and at ease, happy regardless of what happens or doesn’t happen.” Goals and objectives are essential, especially for recovering procrastinators like me. But those goals and objectives don’t always meet their deadlines. 🙂

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    1. My kind of thinking John. We must have goals and try and meet them. What doesn’t get done today carries over to tomorrow. But no goals, no motivation. 🙂

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  4. Oh this post really spoke to me Debby! We can only do what we can do. I’m snatching precious moments to write or to imagine even the walk to work can be an inspiration.

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  5. Thanks for sharing this post Deb, it speaks volumes and emits vibes of calmness.
    My mantra : Do your best and leave the rest! Life is not a competition, take it easy and enjoy every moment. We learn it slowly but blessed are those who learn it.

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    1. I agree Carol. It really takes the pressure off that we impose on ourselves. Sometimes we need to hear it’s okay if we didn’t complete everything on our list for today. 🙂 xx

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  6. Thank you so much for sharing my post, Debby. This was a lovely surprise and truly means a lot to me! In this age of hustle and bustle, we need to reassure ourselves we’re actually right where we need to be in every moment. 🙂

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  7. Thanks for sharing this lovely post, Debby. I have to say that I’m extremely envious of her visit by a hummingbird. I’ve been fascinated by them since I was a young girl, but I’ve never seen one. We don’t have them over here.

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  8. Thank you, Debby, for sharing this post and got my attention to Kate’s post. We seem to have a built-in alarm to urge us meeting the deadlines. Yes, in the end, it’s not how much we’ve done, but how much we enjoy life! ❤

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  9. Thank you, Debby, for sharing this post and got my attention to Kate’s post. We seem to have a built-in alarm to urge us meeting the deadlines. Yes, in the end, it’s not how much we’ve done, but how much we enjoy life! ❤

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