Why The Future Fails Us (Sometimes)

How do you battle through writer’s block? Recently I figured out why I’m struggling.

Ernest Hemingway on getting through writer’s block:

“The best way is always to stop when you are going good and when you know what will happen next. If you do that every day, you will never be stuck. Always stop while you are going good and don’t think about it or worry about it until you start to write the next day. That way your subconscious will work on it all the time. But if you think about it consciously or worry about it, you will kill it, and your brain will be tired before you start.”

It turns out that much of my struggle centers on too much focus on the future. I explain.

Published by Luis Hernandez

I'm blessed. Most of my professional career, almost 20 years, I've spent as a journalist. Some of it was in print, a little in television, but most of it in radio. I've worked with some wonderfully talented producers and directors in those two decades. It would take pages to elaborate on all of the experiences I've had as a reporter, producer and host. Needless to say they include opportunities talking with leaders of state, religious leaders, civic leaders, writers, artists and entertainers. The last couple decades have been a lot of fun. But, the next couple decades will be far better.

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