There’s something about writing everyday that makes a huge impact on one’s life. There’s something about producing something everyday in public that challenges you to stay sharp, committed and consistent.
There’s a few things that I understand to be true - especially when it comes to success. The ideas involve habits, production, and consistency.
Your habits are your future. 100%, hands down, undisputable. The things you do everyday determine what will happen tomorrow, next week, and fixe years from now.
Success requires producing something. Sometimes, consumption is required (for educational purposes and occasional entertainment), but my general rule-of-thumb is to produce more than you consume. At least, spend more time producing than you spend consuming. Production tends to multiply over time. The number of things you make grows linearly, but the combined impact grows exponentially. It’s essential to growth and success.
Consistency is something that makes your brain happy. Yes, there are periods of growth and change. But consistent actions that push you in the direction that you want to go is a life-giver. Making progress towards becoming the person you want to be will give you more ambition to become the best version of yourself.
There’s a lot more to all of this. It’s something I think about a lot. It’s something I’ll probably write a lot about.
So, I say all of that to introduce the question, why daily writing?
Obviously, it checks the boxes of habit, production and consistency.
But writing is more than that, because it allows me to think. When I don’t write I tend to bottle things up. I don’t express a lot of things verbally. Writing allows me to organize my thoughts. It pushes me in the right direction, and keeps me from heading in the wrong direction.
It also documents my process without me putting much effort into thinking about documenting my process. It’s literally my thoughts from day-to-day. Whether they are good, bad, boring or exciting.
Writing more helps me practice my writing and helps me find my voice. This will allow me to be much more capable of writing resources and books that will help other people.
That’s what this is all about anyways, right? Helping people? That’s the goal. The rest is a byproduct.