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May 30, 2019 06:32:57

Re: One day when I lose my streak

by @valentino | 315 words | 63🔥 | 361💌

Valentino Urbano

Current day streak: 63🔥
Total posts: 361💌
Total words: 172036 (688 pages 📄)

I'm not as streak fanatic as @brandonwilson , but you make the time for the things you care about. Simple as that.

You can still write every day without a streak marking the days.
Totally true.

I'm going to launch myself on a tangent that I feel it's still relevant to 200WaD though.

I've been working on multiple tasks every day since November. I did not have a single totally unproductive day weekends included. Hell, I even wrote an article for Christmas day while dining (in Italy we usually have a 5+ hours lunch on Christmas day).

I'm just not logging my tasks on any task tracking platform, I find them a waste of my time. I'm not being productive by logging what I already did into yet another platform. Before coming to this conclusion I tried them a few times though, never assume anything before trying it on your skin.

A different thing is if the platform encourages you to create something as 200WaD does. It does not ask you to log how many words you've written every day. It asks you to write.

I find that to be the key difference between 200WaD and all other platforms. With other platforms I found myself going there often just to procrastinate doing actual work. The cure had become the disease. Distraction masked into productivity. The bad thing about it is that you think you're being productive, but you really aren't.

This is my opinion based on what works and doesn't work for me. I've heard from many people that for them is an encouragement to work and create. If that's you great! I wish it was the same for me as well.

If you get something out of it, anything, even just the will of creating more because of the accountability, it is not wasted time. For me, it just distracted me from actually doing the task.

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    @valentino When I launched #Teamstreak I did say there are members who are part of the team whether or not they wanted to be. As you stated, it is ultimately about your accountability to yourself and whatever it takes to keep you consistent. Happy to be the fanatic and happy that you're on #Teamstreak!

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | May 30, 2019 08:48:52
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    @valentino I feel the same, I've tried motivating with other platforms, but still, I got quickly tired of them, even if it was easy enough to use.
    200wad does not ask anything in return, and it turned out myself was what kept me going. Took a few attempts to get in this state though, but now it's how it is supposed to be.
    At least thus far.

    Sara Silva avatar Sara Silva | May 30, 2019 05:24:07
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