What gets you inspired in the morning? I set up my start pages so that every morning, I’m geared up to write.
First, I Faviconize and PermaTab my to-do lists and my personal journal, so they’re always there and so they don’t take up much room (easily ignorable that way ). I have two to-do lists: Todoist and MyToDos.com. (No logical reason; I just do.) Then Penzu is my journaling spot. After that, I have one more “to-do” list called “Two Goals,” which is where you put your most important two goals of the week/day/month/whatever. (I list first goal as today’s focus, and the second goal as this week’s focus.)
After that, I have my inspiration tabs. There is the announcement of Patterson’s 17-book deal to keep me from being lazy; all three parts of J.K. Rowling’s Harvard Commencement address (part 2, part 3); and a Biography Channel biography on Charles Dickens.
And now a new addition: Moonrat’s post about the emotional and energy drain of fearing failure.
I don’t read every one every morning, but they get me in the mood. Sometimes I’ll go back to one during the day. Often I’ll head for the books for my midday inspiration. But this is how I get started.
Now just don’t ask me how quickly I can close all those tabs and get on Facebook…
What about you? Any favorite inspirational links to share?