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Jun 09, 2019 12:28:12

A streak matters

by @brandonwilson PATRON | 428 words | 318🔥 | 318💌

Brandon Wilson

Current day streak: 318🔥
Total posts: 318💌
Total words: 105774 (423 pages 📄)

For those of you new to the community, if you have a goal to improve your writing by establishing a daily writing habit then we have a team for you. If you post every day and achieve a streak of at least 30 days, we will welcome you to #Teamstreak.

Unfortunately, #Teamstreak is down to 24 members. So, it's time for another call-to-arms. @jacklyons asked recently whether streaks are important. My unequivocal answer is yes the streak is important (much to the chagrin of our dear founder @basilesamel ). 

One of the key differences between successful and unsuccessful people is discipline.

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment. --Jim Rohn

Discipline means it doesn't matter whether you feel like doing something. You do it anyway. You can have debates with yourself or negotiate with yourself or you can simply do what you need to do. 

A streak represents discipline. You owe it to yourself to be disciplined about the things that matter the most to you. 

Well maybe I'll skip a day of writing. Maybe I'll skip a day of being active or working out. Maybe I'll stay up late to watch some movie and catch up my sleep on the weekend. One cheat day on my diet won't be a big deal. Stop with the maybes and stop letting yourself off the hook. I've said before that inaction becomes a habit. All it takes is one miss. 

I've also said that #Teamstreak is not for everyone. If you write for fun or it's just a hobby that's great. There's probably another team for you. But if you are serious about improving your writing and want to get better a little bit every day, stop dabbling. 

@articloon recently published the 900th post in a row. And you are telling me you are serious about writing and can't even post for 30 days in a row?? Maybe you are posting somewhere else and good for you. For #Teamstreak it's all about posting on 200WAD every day.

I also have a message for the people who used to be in #Teamstreak and are not anymore. If your priorities changed, I understand. No hard feelings. If it was never a serious endeavor for you, I get it. But if you let yourself off the hook, it's time to get back in the game. 

Discipline.

I know it's not easy. But you're not alone. There is a community of support. We are here to help each other, encourage each other, and keep each other motivated to continue toward our dreams and goals. 

We are #Teamstreak!!!!!!



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    @brandonwilson My 200WaD streak is like a thread that I bead my other little streaks on.
    I lost each of them, yet I know, that, as here I am a #TeamStreaker, one day I will braid all of them together in a #StreakPlait... I simply know that!

    Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Jun 11, 2019 17:38:39
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      @lucjah Love that! Keep going. #Teamstreak

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jun 11, 2019 08:50:50
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    @brandonwilson I’m on my way! If not for that ONE I missed last month I’d be there already. Womp womp. If all goes as planned I’ll see you there on the 18th :)

    Nick Simard avatar Nick Simard | Jun 09, 2019 19:44:12
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      @nicksimard Well then it better go as planned. :)

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jun 10, 2019 07:20:42
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    @brandonwilson #Brandon #StreakOfficer

    Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Jun 10, 2019 04:27:28
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      @basilesamel Tough job but someone's gotta do it. :)

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jun 10, 2019 07:20:55
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    @brandonwilson Thanks for reinforcing the importance of committing to a "streak". I didn't know about #teamstreak when I found 200WAD via Google. But focus and accountability was what I understood 200WAD to be all about. Almost immediately I found teamstreak and I knew that's exactly what I was looking for. OK OK I've only been at it for a couple of weeks, but having gotten this far I determined to really form the habit. Thanks for creating team streak and thanks for emphasizing the importance of streaking.

    Mike Byrnes avatar Mike Byrnes | Jun 09, 2019 20:37:10
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      @mikebyrnes You are definitely well on your way, and we look forward to welcoming you to the team soon.

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jun 10, 2019 07:21:42
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    @brandonwilson - showing my support here !

    Knight avatar Knight | Jun 10, 2019 09:27:41
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    @brandonwilson - It definitely is not easy doing this everyday but the results are worth the effort. Thank you for the reminder.

    Keni avatar Keni | Jun 09, 2019 18:48:58
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    @brandonwilson As I said many times you make time for what you care about. Showing up every day is what matters.

    Valentino Urbano avatar Valentino Urbano | Jun 09, 2019 21:46:35
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      @valentino Exactly. Actions speak louder than words.

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jun 10, 2019 07:22:38
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