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A Writing Milestone

Yesterday was quite a milestone. It’s not a completion, just a step along the way. Two and one-half months ago, I set the intention of writing one story every day for the next year and posting them on my blog at http://www.365storiesinayear.com. Yesterday I posted number 80 in a row. Now that’s a lot of stories by anyone’s reckoning but it’s just the start.

So here’s the story of why I’m doing this.

Over the last few years, I’ve edited and published a number of books for other people and have neglected my own writing because I was so busy. On August 26, I made a resolution to start writing stories myself and on that same day I wrote the first one.

Over the last two months I’ve written fiction, non-fiction, stories from my own life and career, stories from my father’s, and stories that I just plain made up.

My original rules were to write one new story every day for a year, sometime between midnight and midnight of the day in question. For the last 80 days I’ve made that happen, sometimes in the morning, sometimes at five minutes to midnight, sometimes on days when I didn’t feel like writing, sometimes when I struggled to find something to write about. If you go back through this blog, you will see one post every day.

I see people complain all the time about not having time to write or to do other things they might do to improve their businesses. It is all a matter of priority. When I attended Blog World and Jeff Walker’s Product Launch event, I wrote a story every day, no matter what else was going on, even when the connections to the Internet were difficult.

By the way, my longest streak of posting on a blog before August was 16 in a row and that was a lot. My average was a post every few months or so. I just could never seem to get going or I would forget. Other things got in the way. Priorities. In August, I committed to this and since I am up to #80, that commitment seems to be working.

If there is a lesson in all this, it is that anyone can do anything they put their mind to, no matter how difficult it may be. If you want to write a book, you can. If you want to climb Mt. Everest, you can. If you want to influence the world, you can.

I’m writing stories. What are you doing every day that you are passionate about?

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