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Feb 11, 2019 17:19:00

Re: Losing steam on 200wad

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Brandon Wilson

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Parent post: Losing steam on 200wad

I find the more books and articles I read and the more podcasts I listen to, the more ideas I have to write about. When the well is dry sitting at a blank post for 200WAD, that tells me I have been slacking off with other activities. @BasileSamel mentioned that he gets ideas from writing, but it doesn't usually work that way for me. 

Certain things feel like work, but I know I have to do them anyway. Working out is the classic example. I definitely do not enjoy it. I'm the guy who has nightmares that I'm back in PE class in high school. But I do it because I want the result. I want the improved health that comes with physical activity. So I trudge through it. Maybe one day it won't feel like work, but today it does.

I definitely enjoy writing. For many years I captured quirky observances I made throughout the week and sent weekly summaries to coworkers just because I enjoyed doing it. I have published longer articles on Medium without any monetary gain. I enjoy writing a post each day on 200WAD. This doesn't feel like work. I suppose if my main job were all writing then maybe I would feel differently. 

That said, there are times when I sit down to write a longer article or work on an ebook and I am just not into it in that moment. Who knows what the reason is. So even though I enjoy writing, there are times when I'm just not that into it. I think that's normal. It could be wishful thinking, but I feel like writing on 200WAD has led to fewer of those moments. 

@jasonleow I suppose only time time will tell whether this is an endeavor that you want to continue to pursue. Race you to 100 days ;)

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    @brandonwilson starting is easy, to keep showing up day after day after day is hard.

    Valentino Urbano avatar Valentino Urbano | Feb 13, 2019 14:46:13
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      @valentino You are right and for some people they can't even get started out of the gate much less commit to showing up every day.

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Feb 13, 2019 08:25:44
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    @brandonwilson thanks for this post! It's super encouraging to read, for me. "Maybe one day it won't feel like work, but today it does." - yep this definitely resonated loads. Only time will tell. Meanwhile, will try to keep writing to let this slump unfold itself into the lesson it seems to be developing into! Might just race you to 100 days after all haha

    Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Feb 12, 2019 15:20:58
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