I have ideas. Soooo many ideas. And I’m even great at starting. But finishing? Sigh…not a strength. And so it goes with the blog/journal idea I started last month. It seemed like a great idea at the time. And I’m sure it IS a great idea. It just didn’t get much further than that…In August.
But the keys, I’ve learned, are persistence and progress. As I persist, I WILL make progress. In August, I completed one entry late in the month. In September, I’m starting a wee bit earlier in the month. We shall see if I have more entries. I can say that I feel a bit of freedom around the project after going to Seth Godin’s blog for the first time ever. I’ve heard about it for years and one of the things I admire about him after listening to interviews and podcasts, etc. is that he writes a post every. single. day.
Before I went to his blog about 10 minutes ago, I had a story in my head that I can’t imagine writing every day because it would take so much time.
Laugh. Out. Loud. Some of his posts are several sentences long. That’s it. And they’re still profound. And helpful. And meaningful.
So here I am. Writing a September Journal entry. And since it’s my journal, I get to say whatever I want to say in it. I don’t have an agenda. It’s blatherings or musings depending on whether you enjoy reading my random thoughts or not.
Unfiltered. Unedited. Just writing. I’m pretty sure I can manage this practice a whole lot more often than I thought. It sure beats the hell outta trying to think of something clever, profound, or inspirational to write…