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Aug 05, 2019 19:20:31

Failure Is A Choice, Is It Not?

by @jacklyons PATRON | 268 words | 🐣 | 127💌

Jack Lyons

Current day streak: 0🐣
Total posts: 127💌
Total words: 42165 (168 pages 📄)

I've been flying all day and am completely exhausted. I'm ready to go to bed, but just before I wanted to lay down and call it a day I remembered .... MY STREAK!

Now, writing because of the streak is probably the wrong reason to be using 200WAD. Of course, there's a secondary motive to write which is more based around persistence, grit and simply not giving up. To me, giving up is an almost shameful act, which is why I decided to show up today.

I'm on holidays man, I don't want to touch a line of code for at least a week. Really. I hope that is even possible.

I kinda would love to say the same about 200WAD. It would be nice to just shut off completely and allow myself to get off the grid. But, I don't wanna ruin my streak.

So what can this situation teach me?

Well, for starters it is another test to figure out (one of many you will go through when forming a habit). I could give up or I could find a way ... maybe I could prepare a bunch of posts and schedule them over the week?

This situation teaches me that there is always an easy way out but it's never going to be satisfying. The pain caused by being persistent far outweighs the pain of laziness, feeling shame and failing for no reason.

There's always a way to get things done - it just comes down to how much you're willing to sacrifice and or commit to the cause.

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    @jacklyons I'm glad you made the choice to continue the streak. Keep going. #Teamstreak

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Aug 05, 2019 19:12:07
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