Writer's Block and Getting Started

I guess I should have known it was going to happen. A day would dawn when, in spite of whatever topic I was trying to write about, the words just wouldn't flow. I just didn't think it would happen so soon. I started today trying write about the process of learning and how to be a better learner but I just couldn't get it going for some reason. Maybe I have writer's block. Maybe I should write about writer's block and leave learning for another day. 

I'm not sure if writer's block is even actually a thing - maybe the more experienced writers reading can comment. In my case, I think it is more related to my confidence with the subject I am writing about. I've been involved in education most of my life but some the emerging concepts in brain science are new to me and I need some more time to understand them better before becoming so bold as to write about them. 

I thought the best approach to the problem would be to just start writing about anything and writer's block came to mind. This approach applies to anything you're trying to start although I have the luxury of just randomly going off in another direction. If you are an auto mechanic having trouble getting started on a transmission repair, you can't just go change the tires. If you are an author working on a specific book that has a deadline, you can't just start writing another book. 

When you are required to work in a focused direction, you just have to accept there will be days when the work doesn't flow easily. If those days start to stack up, it may be time to question whether or not you are doing the work you were meant to do. Planning, organization and committing to your schedule will help but you still need to have the passion and desire to push yourself forward. 

I'm working on it.

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