It’s what you don’t.
The inestimable Michael Ripplinger once pointed me to this video (that granted is aimed at a tech audience) at one of the many times when I was feeling overwhelmed in the past year. It was the right thing for me to hear both then and now.
The gist is this: when you have a purpose, stick to the things that will further that purpose. For example, if you want to be a writer, write. Don’t spend all day every day reading other’s fiction, trying to find the best tools, getting the perfect location setup, and reading *gasp* blogs.
Spend the majority of your available time actually NOT doing those things.
Spend it writing.
Here is the original video by Scott Hanselman: It’s Not What You Read
Now allow me to charm you with a “don’t” GIF of Andre the Giant.