I Started Writing Again

by | Jan 31, 2022

I started writing again

I started writing again the other day.

I didn’t do it in order to blow up traffic to my site.  As a matter of fact, for the first few days, I didn’t even promote it.  It was just a mental exercise for me.  The idea was just to have a place to get my thoughts out.  It’s kind of freeing to start writing without an end game in mind.

The key for me to develop a writing practice (as Seth Godin talks about so eloquently in this book) is to not set a minimum.  When I sit down, I don’t have to write “x” amount of words.  I don’t have to be amazing every day.  I just have to give myself permission to show up…imperfectly.  Once I show up, something better might happen.  But it can never happen if I don’t show up at all.

The same is true for me with fitness.

Most days I don’t feel like working out.  So I convince myself to head downstairs on get on the treadmill to walk.  I can do that.  Just walk on the treadmill…and watch some TV.  Once I am on the treadmill, I often feel like doing more.

So here I am…writing just a little bit each day.  I don’t have a specific goal for it.  It just feels right…right now.

I started writing again.

What will you give yourself permission to start today?

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