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Jul 14, 2019 11:30:59

Re: Why I started #Teamstreak

by @brianball PATRON | 434 words | 421💌

Brian Ball

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I remember being confused about head movements in school. Nod is agreement, shake is disagreement. In India, however, they have the bobble -- which is agreement.

@brandonwilson - nice post. I nod and shake in turn.

What if the thing you call #need -- is a mis-representation of reality?

Byron Katie, is an author, teacher who lost her mind before finding reality.

Here's the distinction: "reality is observable" -- how do you know you need to be writing? you write. How do you know you need a streak? you have one.

Agreements, nods, promises, commitments, discipline -- while fun words to play with -- they sometimes argue with reality.

My son has six-pack abs, not because he needs them, but because he grew up being a picky eater, didn't ever get addicted to sweet things, and worked out a ton as a young gymnast. In his teens, he's mostly lazy, loves sitting on the couch and playing video games. I didn't get his permission to say 'lazy' -- but we're both realistic about it and we'll both admit to it when asked why we're not doing something others thing we could / should do.

Millions of people want to change whatever it takes to get six-pack abs. Essentially, you have to have way less fat -- that's about 99% of it. But, if they needed six-pack abs, they'd have them.

Does my son need to eat cleanly, climb rocks, and exercise so intensely? He must; he does.

Those who #need #teamstreak may not get it simply because of the way it's set up. It's not designed for getting better at writing. It's designed for obsessive / compulsive behavior. I don't mention that pejoratively.

In fact, obsession is the way to get any result you want. Distraction is real. Attention is limited, and results are fleeting.

I'm all for becoming a better writer. Honestly, I don't really know how. The writing I do doesn't feel like the scales I used to practice in elementary school. It feels rather easy, enjoyable, and not like I'm stressing my muscles for growth. I do notice, however, that editing is a big part of shaping my thoughts clearly.

What I'd love to be a part of is something with more rigorous work than just a 200 word count.

Should we invite a writing coach to give us some group lessons?

In short, you need what you get, and not the other way around. That said, I'm in! ( until I get kicked out because I didn't obsess 'enough')

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    @brianball I'm so confused.... :-P

    Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Oct 31, 2019 17:56:23
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    I am confused...
    but I am sure that I so do not agree that "you need what you get"
    one may need food and not get it, or shelter, or love...
    I think we are all really confused with the terminology here
    we need to clear it (LOL)
    well, that's what a source says
    The 7 Fundamental Human Needs
    Understanding and growth.
    Connection(love) and leisure.
    Contribution and Creation.
    Esteem and Identity.
    Self-governance(Autonomy) and Freedom.
    Significance and purpose.
    So I suppose the need of writing would be Creation, maybe Identity, maybe Esteem...
    and need of #TeamStreak is about Significance and purpose maybe Cnnection...
    But we might not be able to get what we need, and NOT because we do not try hard enough, right?!
    (I think EVERYTHING we do comes from our needs. The only way to understand anything is to (keep) ask(ing) oneself "What do I need?")

    Or am I confused... :p

    And then... there is a question, what was the need you were fulfilling writing this post...?

    Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Oct 31, 2019 17:50:40
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    @brianball They must really love bobbleheads in India. 🤣 I did think for a bit about the use of the word "need." I use it as a means to an end, in the same way Project Food as Fuel is an emphasis on what I eat because I need to improve my health. I think the smaller, focused group Mastermind is going to be a big help for all of us in terms of improving writing.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jul 14, 2019 13:31:23
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    @brianball - Hmmm...
    "you need what you get, and not the other way around"

    Is there a way to tweak with 'need'?

    Keni avatar Keni | Jul 14, 2019 16:02:20
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      @keni - there is if you tweak it.

      Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Jul 14, 2019 17:44:12
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