For those playing along, this is the summary I write every 50 posts sharing my lessons while writing a blog every day in my journey to 1,000. This began when I accepted Seth Godin’s challenge from this blog post.
Again, randomly certain numbers matter more to me. 75%, ¾, seems most of the way there. Suddenly my mind is chiming in with “you’ve got this,” and the “bulk is behind you” as happens with me. WOO HOO!
Growing up as a competitive person reminds me this mindset has been with me for a long time. I feel confident in this moment I’ll reach 1,000. I still need to do the work, but my mind says it’s as good as done. We shall see!
Lessons to date:
- Do the work. Stick with it. When it’s hard, you’re busting up apathy.
- Choose a worthy goal. Writing was that for me. I didn’t love it. Today, I don’t have a story about it other than you can do it if you put your mind to it.
- Surround yourself with people who remind you it matters. Thank you to EVERY one of you who wrote a note, sent a text, or thanked me. YOU kept me going through your acknowledgement – never doubt someone needs to hear your encouragement or appreciation ever. It matters.
- When you least want to do it, begin. Before you know it, you’re done.
- Break up your “chores” with activities you enjoy.
- Playing music makes it better for me.
- Find inspiration in your everyday experiences – life and you are better for it.
- Because I’m looking for things to write about, those opportunities are abundant.
- Find your rhythm. I write better in the mornings. Work with that motivation and move on.
- Learning and growth are interwoven. If you aren’t learning, you’re stagnant.
- It’s as easy or difficult as you make it!!!!!!!!!!!!