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Jul 25, 2019 09:53:07

Quitting and Streaking

by @phaidenbauer PATRON | 214 words | 125🔥 | 125💌

Philipp Haidenbauer

Current day streak: 125🔥
Total posts: 125💌
Total words: 33327 (133 pages 📄)

Everybody quits sometimes somewhere. I can be the will to stop eating bad food, you can quit relationships, you can quit binge-watching or you can quit breathing (sorry, Paramedic Black Humor just came through).

Yesterday, I didn't quit. The day before I didn't quit. What? Writing here.

There were many occasions where I thought, oh no, I still have to do my 200 words, but don't felt like it. That are the days when I published more gibberish then on the other days. :)

But I didn't and I am glad I didn't because now I know, I can keep a streak and it keeps me motivated to keep going. I always wanted to contribute more to open source, maybe it is time to start and use the Github Commit Graph as a "streak" indicator.

Or another important thing for me would be waking up at five o'clock. Maybe I could make a streak out of it as soon as we are coming back from the Heavy Metal Festival.

It could be as simple as a large calendar where I would cross off the days I woke up at five. A simple but effective way? At least the calendar method get's mentioned online in every other productivity article.

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    @phaidenbauer - Streaks: So simple. So powerful.

    Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Jul 25, 2019 10:10:50
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      @brianball They really are.

      Philipp Haidenbauer avatar Philipp Haidenbauer | Jul 25, 2019 20:20:40
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      @phaidenbauer @brianball That's a great title for a future post: The Power of the Streak.

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jul 25, 2019 19:09:42
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      @phaidenbauer @brandonwilson - I just don't like that Streak also means running naked

      Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Jul 25, 2019 19:34:02
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      @brianball Oh really? Well, today I learned :)

      Philipp Haidenbauer avatar Philipp Haidenbauer | Jul 26, 2019 08:16:27
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      @phaidenbauer - think of the guys that get naked and run on the Futbol field -- streakers.

      Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Jul 26, 2019 00:13:39
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      @brianball That makes sense. In Austria, we are calling them "Flitzer", because they "Flitz" (Nackedly fast running) through the Stadium.

      Philipp Haidenbauer avatar Philipp Haidenbauer | Jul 26, 2019 09:36:18
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