For The Past 6 Months I’ve Been Writing Every Day
A blog article, a to-do list and a journal entry.
Over the last six months I’ve written once of each of these daily.
There’s been days I’ve writing more, there’s been days where writing was the last thing I felt like doing but I was determined to not break this chain of habit so I made myself do it.
Here’s what I’ve learned during these six months by writing every day…
It’s worth noting that there’s 4 things aren’t exclusive to writing in the slightest, these same four observations of mine would be apparent in ANY new habit that’d been implemented for six months.
Here’s 4 Things I’ve Learned From Writing Every Day
Implementing a new habit? Take note…
Momentum Is Everything
The first week was by far the hardest to get into routine to write an article every day.
I struggled to put pen to paper, even though I was waking up early and setting aside the time to write my daily article it was a struggle – I sat there, knowing the training techniques and lessons I wanted to convey, but with no idea of how to explain it.
I fought this battle for the first week or two.
Since then each passing day has been slightly easier, ideas are inked onto the page almost effortesly.
I’ve writing 100+ articles now and when I’m struggling the momentum and positive reference points I have from my previous work propel me forward.
The momentum I’ve built by writing every day for the last six months is massive – this positive power transform across into other aspects of life too.
I recognize once you’ve got momentum on your side you must do everything within your power to keep it there… I don’t plan on stopping.
The Key To Getting Things Done Is Putting Yourself Into Position
Don’t feel like going to the gym? Don’t feel like writing?
I don’t at times.
Positive self talk, watching a motivating video, reminding yourself of your values… these are all fantastic techniques, but what about those times when they simply don’t work?
Put yourself in the position to do the work.
This may mean driving to the gym.
This may mean getting in the kitchen to do your meal prep…
In my case, this meant sitting down infront of my journal and putting pen to paper.
I’d procrastinate and put it off, but once I was in position I’d get it done.
If you’re struggling to do your workouts the key is to just get yourself to the gym, once you’re there the rest will take care of itself.
Values, Not Emotions Will Such You Up For Success
Don’t base your decisions upon your feelings.
This is the losers way of going about life. The winner bases their decisions upon their values.
Do you value your business? Well you better get in your daily writing.
Whether you’re a world class athlete or a weekend warrior I can guarantee you both individuals don’t feel like training all the time, the difference is the professional gets on with it because they value their fitness and performance… the weekend warrior merely makes decisions on his feeling.
Guess what? He doesn’t feel like training often.
That’s why he’s a amateur.
If you want to pursue ANYTHING seriously you must perform it consistently by basing it upon your values, not your feelings.
If I wrote every time I felt like writing I can guarantee you there’s no way I would’ve produced an article every single day for the last six months straight.
You WILL Get Better, It’s All About Repetition, Repetition, Repetition
As Arnold Schwarzenegger said, it’s all about repetition, repetition, repetition.
My writing has improved because I’ve been writing every single day, I’ve been practising my craft.
Not because of a productivity hack, a sneaky trick or any kind of voodoo magic.
If you want to get stronger, if you want to become a better writing, if you want to become more confident, if you want to be a better public speaker you know what you have to do.
It’s that simple.
Repetition, repetition, repetition.