Why I’m Changing My Writing Habits

And What Effects That Will Have

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I pretty much have this daily writing format nailed down.

It’s one of the reasons why I decided to move on and tackle long form writing.

Long form writing sounds dangerous and difficult and if I’m totally honest, I’m not sure I’m going to succeed.

But that’s exactly why I need to do it.

Because it’s not safe.

And speaking of safe, I’m also thinking of finally writing some pieces in French.

Although it’s one of my favourite languages, I always stayed away from it and I feel that that should end now.

So you’re clearly noticing that I’m not running out of writing ‘goals’ any time soon.

But putting down big targets is the easy part.

Execution is going to be my focus.


Getting My Shit In Order

And there are other shifts on the horizon.

In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if you’re not going to recognize me in one year.

And no, I can’t really point to something concrete but it’s just a major hunch.

I’ve always had a strong intuition and the process of writing every day made me realize how some aspects of my life are going great.

But other areas of my life need a lot of improvement.

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If you’ve read some of my previous stuff, you know that I’m not the type to be content with mediocrity.

That’s why it’s time to face my fears and get my shit in order.

It’s always a great idea to do just that, but I especially prefer the end of the year.

This time of year always gets me introspective and ruthlessly honest.

I like that very much.


Setting Us Free

And I’m planning to double-down.

I want to be extremely hard on myself and soft on others.

Most people are the exact total opposite of that, they’re soft on themselves and extremely hard on others.

I certainly used to be like that too and in some ways, I’m still like that.

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But I truly feel that 2019 could be the year that I lose all intellectual dishonesty and embrace the Truth.

Venturing away from the truth is probably the number one thing that makes people bitter, negative and hateful.

I’m just lucky that I caught that harmful behaviour quite early in life, early enough to correct it before those habits would have killed me.

And now is the time to follow that road for good and lose all connections with the darkness.

Because the truth will set us free.


The Essence Of My Writing

Truth is what I seek in my writing as well.

You see, sometimes people ask me why I switch positions so much.

I used to be a Tesla fan boy, now I’m, well, … a Tesla sceptic. I used to be an atheist, now I’m agnostic. I used to be pro-bitcoin, now I’m… agnostic.

I think it’s because I’m searching for the truth as we speak.

And the process of writing allows me to prune my thoughts and figure out what’s important and what’s not.

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The Truth is something we humans can probably never achieve but we can always do the next best thing and that’s aspiring to the truth.

How?

The answer is always the same and I have given it probable fifty times or more in the last year.

By loving the process, enjoying the journey and embracing the climb.

That’s the essence of my daily writing.


I’m truly excited for the next phase in my life.

Writing long form will grant me the time and space to wander through ‘terra incognita’.

I’m really looking forward to that.

And hey, maybe you want to be a writer as well but you’re too scared to start?

In that case, let me repeat the legendary words that propelled me off my butt:

Don’t make excuses, make progress.

Think of all the wisdom, humour, poetic thoughts and the like that are buried in your Spirit and desperately want to get out.

Become a writer and introduce those thoughts to the world.

It’s one of the most fulfilling journeys you could ever embark upon.

Trust me, I would know.


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