I haven’t missed a day. It seems both remarkable and also as if I’ve just begun. Focusing forward on completion seems like a no brainer, though it’s not. I realize getting casual with my thinking and practices is a slippery slope. Mastery requires discipline. Structure creates freedom.
For those of you playing along, I check in every 50 posts to take a macro look and document what I’m learning through this process. I took Seth Godin’s challenge from this blog post and am grateful for having done so.
As I contemplate my learning right now, here’s what’s present for me:
- This year feels messy in a similar way to pre-pandemic. The hybrid work situation has offered challenges and wins for many of us. Navigating it is messy and liberating.
- Writing has moved from being challenging as a task to a discipline requiring space and time to let my mind expand and express.
- I’m really okay with garbage in and garbage out now. Sometimes expressing myself on paper is the best medicine. Sometimes the result is not interesting or well written. Regardless, writing with consistency has been a game changer for me and our business. Thank you @SethGodin!
- Producing something with consistency creates patterns. With patterns I can see possibilities. Pay attention, patterns and trends predict.
- The days are long, but the years are short. 1000 seems like forever and is happening in a minute. This is how life works too.
- Don’t miss the magic in the mess. Focus on the lessons and the learning, not the friction.
- All friction leads to growth.
- Discipline frees creativity, be willing to put out good work and evolve to great work.
- Stay focused, every path has challenges, pick the people you want to win with and the problems worth solving. It’s not easier, but it’s way more worthwhile and fun.
- Stay the course, the results are worth it and the excitement of success will carry you when the mood won’t.