Lately, I have been experiencing a particularly pernicious case of writer’s block, so I decided to write about it. Odd how that works, isn’t it? The first thing that came to my mind was how difficult, perhaps even impossible, it would be to put something on paper with which I would be satisfied. “I can’t do that.”
It occurred to me, however, that maybe—just maybe, there was a more useful perspective I could take. A mental trick I could perform on myself to shift my thinking. Instead of “I can’t do that,” I added a word and made a few other adjustments. The result: “How can I do that?”
It sounded great in my head, and it even looked good when I jotted it down. So, I began to write about it.