I remember being confused about head movements in school. Nod is agreement, shake is disagreement. In India, however, they have the bobble -- which is agreement.
@brandonwilson - nice post. I nod and shake in turn.
What if the thing you call #need -- is a mis-representation of reality?
Byron Katie, is an author, teacher who lost her mind before finding reality.
Here's the distinction: "reality is observable" -- how do you know you need to be writing? you write. How do you know you need a streak? you have one.
Agreements, nods, promises, commitments, discipline -- while fun words to play with -- they sometimes argue with reality.
My son has six-pack abs, not because he needs them, but because he grew up being a picky eater, didn't ever get addicted to sweet things, and worked out a ton as a young gymnast. In his teens, he's mostly lazy, loves sitting on the couch and playing video games. I didn't get his permission to say 'lazy' -- but we're both realistic about it and we'll both admit to it when asked why we're not doing something others thing we could / should do.
Millions of people want to change whatever it takes to get six-pack abs. Essentially, you have to have way less fat -- that's about 99% of it. But, if they needed six-pack abs, they'd have them.
Does my son need to eat cleanly, climb rocks, and exercise so intensely? He must; he does.
Those who #need #teamstreak may not get it simply because of the way it's set up. It's not designed for getting better at writing. It's designed for obsessive / compulsive behavior. I don't mention that pejoratively.
In fact, obsession is the way to get any result you want. Distraction is real. Attention is limited, and results are fleeting.
I'm all for becoming a better writer. Honestly, I don't really know how. The writing I do doesn't feel like the scales I used to practice in elementary school. It feels rather easy, enjoyable, and not like I'm stressing my muscles for growth. I do notice, however, that editing is a big part of shaping my thoughts clearly.
What I'd love to be a part of is something with more rigorous work than just a 200 word count.
Should we invite a writing coach to give us some group lessons?
In short, you need what you get, and not the other way around. That said, I'm in! ( until I get kicked out because I didn't obsess 'enough')