Today is a big day for me. It’s my 31st post on this blog. It’s significant because it’s also the 31st day straight that I’ve written at least something.
Even though I love to write, doing it consistently has never been easy. It’s been straight up challenging.
I could blame it on my full-time work as a manager or raising a family but in reality, they’re just excuses. Aren’t they?
If we love something enough we’ll find the time to do it right? That sounds like a nice motivation quote found on a greeting card, but it rarely applies in our lives.
A big reason for that is planning. We often want to be successful but don’t really plan around the priorities of our lives to make it happen.
This has been my story for years. Until 32 days ago I finally got it right. I challenged myself to blog. Every, single, day. Whether it was 400 words or 40, I was going to write something. I was going to share my experiences in business, the corporate world, creativity, life and anything else I could think of to inspire.
My motivation was clear: I needed to grow as a writer. What better way than to write every day.
It doesn’t have to be flashy. It doesn’t have to even be that deep. But it needs to be informative, helpful and inspiring. And it needs to be written and posted daily.
Want to be an entrepreneur? An author? A speaker? Web or graphic designer? Find a small step you can take daily towards that goal and commit to it. Track your journey after 31 days and then again after 60 days, and then 90.
We undervalue the power of being consistent, but it’s the very thing that will propel us to achieving our highest potential.