In the past 500 days I’ve started and stopped many things. I tried many new things and failed or given up. But everyday I’ve wrote and hit publish. It’s one of the disciplines I’ve stuck with. Why this one and not some of the others? I don’t know, but I have. I never imagined I’d still be doing it 500 days in, but I am.
Writing every day is a choice for me. It hasn’t always been easy, but I still do it. In fact, when my days don’t start with writing, it no longer feels right. 500 days of writing has changed me. It’s helped clarify thoughts and provided insights. It has created conversations with people I have never met.
And no it hasn’t provided celebrity status or a large bank account. But that is not why I do it. I do it for the discipline of sharing my work, for the discipline of communicating ideas, of getting things out of my head and into words. I do it with the hope others will find value in something I write. That it might spark a thought or idea in another. And I do it for the discipline of habits.
And thank you for reading and sharing your comments back. I love hearing from you; I learn the most through our discussions. So thank you.
Here’s to the next 500 or 5000 days. And what about you? You too can write everyday, podcast everyday, a video, a picture, a story. Start today, you’ll be glad you did in the future.
Photo by Alejandro Escamilla