Why am I writing this blog?

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.

“Writing helps 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. “

“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

  1. You start blogging as a fun experiment
  2. You express the ideas you want to share, getting them out of your head and into the world
  3. Over time your thinking, writing and passions develop and are refined.
  4. You learn about yourself through consistent writing and sharing your ideas.
  5. 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.
  6. You realize the way in which you want to help people.
  7. Literally everyone else you make contact with in life is better off because you are more content and alive.
  8. 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.

-Rusty

One Comment

  • Ruth Reply

    well, consider that another side effect of you posting is that, i want all those things you listed! so it makes me think about writing myself, which I’m getting excited about! And I hadn’t really thought about it seriously until you started talking about it, so thanks for being an impetus (don’t know if you can use that as a noun but meh)

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