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Jun 12, 2019 12:00:04

Connecting the Dots ...

by @jacklyons PATRON | 266 words | 🐣 | 129💌

Jack Lyons

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This quote by Steve Jobs sums up exactly how I've been feeling over the past week:

You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever.


I've been pondering a lot about how my newfound habit of writing everyday fits in with my general life goals, my values, my purpose .... my everything? I don't know... I just can't help but question "why" I do what I do and whether it makes sense. But then it's always hard to know whether something is good for you until results start to show up.

Like planting a seed in the earth and watering it everyday - you simply cannot see change straight away. It could take days or even weeks before something sprouts out of the earth. And a lot of times you will just have to go with your gut and hope, or believe, that what you're doing will pay off.

By writing 200 words a day, I could be honing a skill that will help me write copy for a future startup. Maybe it will allow me to write a book. Perhaps my writing here will allow me to teach others about habits, writing or persistence. I'm sure the benefits will be manifested in many ways, shapes or forms.

In the next few days I would like to get to the bottom of my "why" so I can put this to rest and just move on with my writing 🤓.

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    @jacklyons I find that writing forces me to stop and think. (I used the word "ponder" in today's posting as a matter of fact). Creating something from words is an activity that involves logic, selectivity and intention. I have faith that this process will pay unexpected dividends. So it's an act of faith too. Trust and faith are often in short supply. I'm delighted to find a little hiding in my back pocket.

    Mike Byrnes avatar Mike Byrnes | Jun 12, 2019 23:24:28
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      @mikebyrnes Yep, I agree with you there. We always want instant gratification and to see results right now, but the best results come after hard work. I'll keep at it, and who knows where it leads ...

      Jack Lyons avatar Jack Lyons | Jun 13, 2019 09:03:31
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    @jacklyons - lol at put it to rest and move on.

    Writing is a form of communication...so getting good at one form - makes you better at communicating in other forms as well. Basile had a fantastic post on this but I can't find it on my phone .. look under tips.. you will certainly find your why there.

    Keni avatar Keni | Jun 12, 2019 16:55:28
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