WANT A SIMPLE ADVICE? Then I’ll keep this post short and simple for you. Let’s take a look at the following problem:
Your essay is due tomorrow. You’ve chosen the topic. But that’s all you’ve got – your topic. Not a single sentence more. How do you start? Where do you begin? An even better question is – how do you write the 1,000 required words once you jump off the fence and actually start writing?
First of all, let’s draw a quick analogy. Have you ever been on an airplane? Do you remember the moment of the takeoff? The takeoff has always been my favorite part of the flight, even though it’s a bit scary. The pilots have driven the plane to the runway, and there’s a pause of a minute or so. And then, the engines begin to roar louder and louder, and you know that it’s about to happen.
The plane starts moving forward – faster and faster until you are pulled into the seat so hard that you can hardly breathe. A couple of hundred feet more, and… you’re in the sky, about to kiss the clouds. The pull gradually weakens, and very soon you’re completely comfortable, able to get up, walk, and even drink orange juice. You will feel no discomfort for hours – until the landing.
Why am I telling you this? Because writing essays is similar. It is just as hard for you to begin writing an essay as it is for the airplane to take off. The plane’s engines have to lift the huge weight of the airplane. Your brain has to gain momentum as well, trying to figure out where to get the words.
But as soon as the plane has gained the necessary speed, it’s smooth sailing from the on, because it is much easier to keep momentum than to gain it. Once you’ve begun writing, what you have really done is made a decision. Now your brain knows that there’s no turning back and will give you the necessary 1,000 words without much pain.
In my next post, I’ll show you exactly what to do to make your essay takeoff as powerful but effortless as possible. In the mean time, feel free to download the free report and learn
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