The Daily December Experiment 2016

Daily December

For the next 30 days I’m going to try something new.

So I’m here in my office.

It’s late at least for me 10:05 PM.

“Come Thru” by Drake on repeat.

I tend to listen to one song over and over while I attempt to write.

What started as an attempt to block out background noise has now become a productivity hack. Who would have thought?

I’m being hard on myself because I didn’t publish a blog yesterday.

Feeling myself losing discipline. The idea was to have a weekly blog with a new post every Wednesday. But, lately that’s been easier said than done. I’ve been waiting to the late minute to write.

So what am I going to do to change that. I’m going to daily blog for December.

That’s right not a weekly blog. Daily.

I’m calling it the Daily December Experiment.

I’m stealing this idea straight from Seth Godin. Here are a few quotes from him about daily blogging from an interview he did on the Tim Ferris podcast.

“The daily blog…it’s one of the top 5 career decisions I’ve ever made.”

“I don’t need anyone’s permission. I don’t need to go out and promote it. I don’t use any analytics. I don’t have comments. It’s just: this is what I noticed today and I thought I’d share it with you.”

“Everyone should blog, even if it’s not under their own name, every single day. If you are in public, making predictions and noticing things, your life gets better, because you will find a discipline that can’t help but benefit you.

If you want to do it in a diary, that’s fine, but the problem with diaries is because they’re private you can start hiding.

Are you able, every day, to say one thing that’s new that you can stand behind?”

Here’s something I’ve noticed. The vast majority of the people who achieve “greatness” do something daily.

They put in the work. They don’t take shortcuts.

So with all that said I’m going to try it out for the next 30 days with writing.

Am I trying to be the next this that our the other.

No… I’m just trying to be the first Saeed Gatson.

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