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Do one thing every day that scares you

In the midst of our routines, it’s also good to try new things. Aim to write every day, but try writing something that’s unfamiliar. If you only write novels, try poetry. Everything you do contributes to your skills as a writer.

Eleanor Roosevelt said, “Do one thing every day that scares you.”

Maybe a certain topic or idea is fluttering in the back of your mind, but the thought of writing about it makes you nervous. If you get an anxious tug in your stomach, that’s a good sign that you’re stepping out of your comfort zone.

Some of the most rewarding learning experiences of my life immediately followed thoughts like, “Oh no, what have I gotten myself into?”

If you’re the type of person who likes to make New Year’s resolutions, set goals, create a bucket list, or just stir things up, consider how you’ll do something this year that scares you.

For more insight on Eleanor Roosevelt’s life and philosophy, read, You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life.

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