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Mar 28, 2019 20:42:22

Writing Every Day

by @valentino | 262 words | 63🔥 | 361💌

Valentino Urbano

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Writing something every day does not mean to write an article that could be published in x magazine every day (insert Forbes, times,... instead of x). It just means to write something, anything. Put the words on the page.

There will be days when you are more "in the zone" and days when you are less and you don't feel like writing at all. It is normal when you do something consistently for a long time. That doesn't mean that you can't do it for that day, it just means that you will struggle more and it is possible that what comes out is not the best, but it doesn't matter. What matters is that you showed up and you can be sure that the next day will be better.

There will also be days when you can dedicate an hour to writing and days when if you manage you get 15 uninterrupted minutes to write it is going to feel like an accomplishment.

Don't be scared that your writing will suck, it most certainly will (at times), but so does everybody else. If you put up an article a month you will feel like it needs to be perfect and you might never overcome that first barrier of putting yourself out there. But doing it in small doses over a longer period of time won't make you expect the same level of perfection of yourself that is going to stop you. That doesn't mean that it will be easy or straightforward, but it might be easier for someone who struggles with it.

Originally published at www.valentinourbano.com

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    @valentino good one

    Sara Silva avatar Sara Silva | Apr 01, 2019 14:18:17
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    @valentino yes this resonates. Very true that writing in small doses like 200wad is a different game from writing an article a month....one is about habit-building, showing up and quantity. The latter is about habit-sharpening, and quality.

    Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Mar 29, 2019 18:42:16
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    @valentino Good advice.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Mar 28, 2019 13:17:24
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