Looking at where and how I’ve been failing.
I haven’t been consistent with my blog posts. Initially, I had set out to write a Medium post for 31 straight days, which I’ve failed to do. I let other things get in the way. It’s not that I’m making excuses, but trying to understand why I’m not being consistent with my writing, and identify the roadblocks.
The biggest roadblock seems to be a lack of knowing what to write about. I wouldn’t call it fear, but it’s definitely crippling not knowing even where to begin. But I think simply ‘getting my ass in the seat’ is the biggest component to being consistent with my writing, and taking a closer look under the microscope, I simply haven’t been doing that. I haven’t been doing the work.
For other tasks in my daily life, time-blocking is a strategy that’s been helpful to implement when trying to get solid work done, and could be a useful solution. Time-blocking allows me to segment portions of my day where I literally only do one task, and do it well. So if I apply time-blocking to my writing, then I know I’d be more consistent with getting things on paper, and fleshing out what’s going on in my head.
Knowing what I know about my work habits, it’d be beneficial to get my ass in the chair for daily writing braindumps first thing in the morning. I can bundle my morning meditation with writing which would likely prove to be the most effective strategy to getting work done. As I attempt to look at my own shortcomings in the public light, maybe it’d be worthwhile to take a look at your goals and aspirations, then identify the problem areas and barriers that are holding you back from doing great work.