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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