This quote by Steve Jobs sums up exactly how I've been feeling over the past week:
You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever.
I've been pondering a lot about how my newfound habit of writing everyday fits in with my general life goals, my values, my purpose .... my everything? I don't know... I just can't help but question "why" I do what I do and whether it makes sense. But then it's always hard to know whether something is good for you until results start to show up.
Like planting a seed in the earth and watering it everyday - you simply cannot see change straight away. It could take days or even weeks before something sprouts out of the earth. And a lot of times you will just have to go with your gut and hope, or believe, that what you're doing will pay off.
By writing 200 words a day, I could be honing a skill that will help me write copy for a future startup. Maybe it will allow me to write a book. Perhaps my writing here will allow me to teach others about habits, writing or persistence. I'm sure the benefits will be manifested in many ways, shapes or forms.
In the next few days I would like to get to the bottom of my "why" so I can put this to rest and just move on with my writing 🤓.