Gumption: the ability to decide what is the best thing to do in a given situation, and to do it with energy and determination.
After a six-month break, I’ve started writing Julia Cameron’s Morning Pages again. I’ve struggled for a few days getting even two pages written, far less three, so, to make things a bit easier for myself, this morning I used a journalling prompt I found on Pinterest last night.
“What do you need more of in your life?”
The three pages came quick and fast – oh yes, I need a lot more self-discipline, a good dose of self-belief, and a little male company wouldn’t go wrong – but it wasn’t until about halfway down the last page that I finally figured it out. What I need – what I really need more of – in my life is ‘gumption’. Find that, and perhaps the rest will fall into place. Continue reading