Push through the resistance

#9. First returns from daily blogging

Today I am feeling much more positive and optimistic about my daily writing challenge. I am beginning to see the first benefits from daily writing.

On some days I’ve felt as if I have nothing to write about and it has been the last thing on my mind. Due to the commitment, I pushed through regardless. Some of the posts I wrote, I’ll be honest, weren’t great. Others, however, were.

Ordinarily, on days when I feel a resistance to writing, I won’t do so. However, on some days when I have felt that resistance, I have pushed through and produced great work.

Always ship your work

I am reading Seth Godin’s “Linchpin” and one of the ideas is that you must always ‘ship’ your work. No matter how you feel about it, you should put it in the public domain. Sure, some of it will suck. But if you ship 100 times and only 1 is great, you have still produced more great work than if you never shipped at all.

So part of my newfound positivity has come from looking at my work from a new perspective. Yes, it’s imperfect and often I’m not satisfied with what I produce, but occasionally it’s great. So if I keep shipping I will produce some great work, and that’s a source of joy.

If you’re working on something but feeling resistance, persist and push through — it feels good on the other side.

If you’re not working on something right now, why aren’t you? What could you start on?

Read/Listen to one of Seth Godin’s books: Linchpin or The Icarus Deception, as it may start the process of finding meaningful work

Data Scientist + Junior Doctor in London, Cambridge medicine grad, striving to improve healthcare through technology and education. chrislovejoy.me

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