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DIY MFA by Jacquelyn Mitchard, Gabriela Pereira

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Chapter 4

Motivate Yourself

By far, the question writers most often ask me is “How can I find more time to write?”

This question is deceiving because it assumes that the problem writers have with productivity is related to not having enough time. In fact, many people think that time management and productivity are one and the same. It’s almost as if they think they would gain more time if only they could be more productive.

Time is the great equalizer. Whether you are a world leader or a regular Joe, one thing is universally true: We must all operate within a twenty-four-hour day. You might want to stretch or bend that time, but you can’t. The only thing you can do is choose how to use it.

This means that productivity has nothing to do with time ...

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