Inspired by Conor Dewey's post 5 Insights From Writing Every Single Day, I have chosen to take on the 30 Days of Writing challenge.
The challenge is simple - for 30 days, write something every day. Simple yet challenging.
I have an on and off relationship with writing. Just look at when I published my posts. I published a handful of posts in 2015. Then a four-years-long gap, two posts and another gap. In 2020 I published four posts on my blog.
Writing is not only a useful skill to share thoughts but also a tool to organise thoughts and flesh out ideas. I found that putting thoughts into words requires me to better understand why am I thinking the way I think. Writing forces me to explain my thought process. It exposes any weaknesses in my reasoning, questions my assumptions and challenges my conclusions.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough - Albert Einstein
I have a goal and I have the "why". Now, how am I going to achieve this?
I don't have a list of posts to write for every day. I'm going to follow Conor's advice and write whatever excites me. I have blocked an hour every day for writing, put tasks in my to-do list and that's it.
But before I go writing, there is one last thing I need to address - what kind of person I need to be to finish this challenge? It is a powerful question to ask yourself. The answer will help create a "new me" and align myself to achieve whatever I want to. So, to complete the challenge, I'm creating myself as being creative, focused and persistent.
Now I'm ready. I can't wait to see the person I call myself in 30 days!