Writing is a Way for You To Communicate With Yourself
Apologies for the delayed post this morning.
Jules and I have been in the trenches, battling a 9 month old since 6:42AM. I’m glad to report that the nine month old is FINALLY sleeping in his crib, but I’m sorry to report that the experience has left me shell shocked and I am struggling to re-integrate into society.
I’m still rattled. All morning, I was trying to sit down and write my morning email, but it was very difficult to concentrate with the screaming.
During the attack, my mind became filled with doubt and uncertainty.
“Why am I trying to write an article every single morning? This is stupid, I should return everyone’s money and give up.”
Funny enough, it was the exact morning emails I have been writing which came to mind and pushed me through the discomfort. The lessons I have been learning, and subsequently relaying to you, were the exact messages I needed to hear for myself.
I remembered the lessons I learned about Grit, and the value of “stick-to-it-ive-ness.”
I remembered the lessons I learned from Show Your Work, and the value of sharing yourself with people, regardless of what it is you’re actually sharing.
I remembered what I read this morning in Deep Work, and the value of stepping away to a quiet place with no distractions so I can focus and create the best work possible.
This is the gift of writing. Writing is not only a way to communicate with others, but perhaps more importantly, writing is a way to communicate with yourself.
What kind of example would I set to others if I weren’t able to commit to the actions and daily routines that I am advocate for you to do? I’m accountable to you and to myself.
Not every day has to be the best day, but every day I must try my best.
Do me a favor, hit reply and share with me an example of when you pushed through doubts and got the job done? I find that most of us are too quick to illuminate the times we fall short, and not quick enough to reward ourselves for a job well done.
Share with me your success through adversity.
I’ll talk to you tomorrow.