As a writer, I often use metaphors and comparisons. A camera might seem like a strange object for learning about life, but we can learn a valuable lesson from a camera. If you want to keep life simple and become more creative with your time, you need to focus.

I’m not a professional photographer, but my neighbor is. I’ve learned enough about photography to know that we need to focus on a single subject when taking a photograph. And so it is with life. If you really want to get things accomplished, focus on one task at a time.

Of course, photographers also consider the background, the foreground, lighting, contrast, etc., but these things are all directly related to the subject at hand. When you’re working on a single task, it’s okay to consider how that task fits into the bigger picture, but stay focused.

It’s okay to do research for the book you’re writing while you’re writing it, but if you start playing video games or making a grocery list, you’re getting off task. That will complicate things. Think of your work as you would taking a picture. Focus on the subject at hand and stick with it until the task is completed. – dse

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Author: Dan Steven Erickson

Dan Steven Erickson is a great undiscovered American songwriter.