Why am I writing this blog?
Because I was told too.
Actually I was told by two people that writing would be a great thing for me to do, Scott Dinsmore from live your legend, and a woman named Hope who is a local psychic…
But doing something just because I am told to do it has historically not lead to permanent and lasting change in my habits so it’s probably a good idea to come up with a better “why”.
I joined the LYL course to learn about myself and find out what makes me passionate in life. So I guess I can write about that.
I want to document people, and ideas that inspire me. I can write about that.
I’m undertaking things constantly to change my life for the better which might help other people as well. I can write about that.
Scott’s reason for writing a blog was because “When he considered everything he’d done over the past decade to learn about himself, build a career and make a difference, nothing was more powerful than his decision to start a blog and adopt a daily writing, reflection and discovery habit. “
Daily writing, reflection, and discovery through the blog as a means to understand and learn about myself. That makes a lot of sense.
Chelsea Dinsmore sent me an email with a blog writing challenge, and there were a few other phrases that really stuck with me as well.
“Scott knew and believed that starting a daily writing habit was the best thing you could do for yourself, I now see starting this habit as one of the best things you can do for your loved ones as well.“
So based on what I have read the unfolding process of a blog could be summed up in these steps
- You start blogging as a fun experiment
- You express the ideas you want to share, getting them out of your head and into the world
- Over time your thinking, writing and passions develop and are refined.
- You learn about yourself through consistent writing and sharing your ideas.
- You learn how to communicate, process thoughts, discover what matters to you, stay accountable, build, learn, grow and discover the interesting and unique person that you are.
- You realize the way in which you want to help people.
- Literally everyone else you make contact with in life is better off because you are more content and alive.
- Interesting things start to happen in your life.
Ok, now I have some more motivation to keep going with this. Writing leads to opportunity.
The challenge is set; Write. I will write something and post it here everyday for the next 7 days. Even if it’s just a paragraph. If I have learned anything about how I operate it is to begin habit change with very small incremental steps.