There was a time in my writing life when writing a blog post was a serious chore. When I’d put it off and felt like it was gonna be so much work and so hard to do.
And then six months ago I just committed to writing something every day. I didn’t know what would come out, I just knew I wanted to write more.
So I bought WriteRoom for Mac and started a file called Daily Think Different, which is the title I use to describe the blog posts I write and send out each day. And then I just started writing.
Writing whatever I was feeling or thinking or experiencing in that moment. Telling stories and sharing the results of my energetic experiments as I create my dream writing life. Letting out the words and messages that were constantly bouncing around inside me.
And here I am, six months later, with more than 100k words written.
To some people this isn’t a lot of words. There are people in my writing group working on 1 million words for the year! But for me it’s a lot of words and definitely more than I’ve ever added to my blog in this short of time.
But that’s what deciding will do for you. Deciding that you’re all in on your writing dreams and that you’re committed to showing up every day and doing the work.
And then not just deciding and committing, but actually stepping up day in and day out and having the discipline to follow though and do the work.
That’s what I’ve been doing the last six months. I don’t usually write a blog post on the weekends unless something comes to me that needs to be written down. But Monday through Friday, I’m writing something.
Even when I don’t want to. Even when I don’t feel like it. Even when I think I have nothing to say.
The funny thing is, when I think I have nothing to say, whatever comes out usually ends up being THE thing that people needed to hear in that moment. Resistance is powerful like that.
So when you bust through the Resistance and actually write the words down and get them out there, people are moved by it and they feel connected to something bigger than themselves.
Writers are messengers for the world. That is one thing I deep-down truly believe. Writers have a gift of taking random words and putting them down on the page in an order that flows and makes sense and inspires, empowers, entertains and motivates people.
Words have power. Always have, always will.
And I’m so happy and proud of myself for sticking with the commitment to just let my Daily Think Different posts out.
Because that’s one thing I know I’m meant to do: change the way people think and challenge what they believe is possible.
That’s why I write my daily blog posts. That’s why day-in-and-day-out I sit my ass down in a chair and I write what’s going on in my head and share what I’m feeling and experiencing.
Because I know that my people need to hear it. Because I know it’s going to reassure them and reinvigorate them and give them a kick in the ass when they need it.
Truth be told, I write my Daily Think Different posts for me more than anything else. I write what I most need to hear in the moment. But then I share it with my community and so many of them need to hear it too.
And the best part of all of this is writing more than 100k words on my blog over the last 6 months hasn’t at all felt like work. It’s felt fun and inspiring and now it’s a habit for me to sit down every morning after I do my mindset work and just let out on the page whatever’s going on for me.
That’s exactly as it should be. And that’s how you know you’ve found something worth doing.
Dream life or bust,