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Five Daily Blogs, Seriously?

‘Twas the night before April Fools

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Photo: me and Chris Caracci at University of Iowa facilitating Disney Institute business insights. The year this was taken had to be near the year i started blogging, 2008.

‘Twas the night before April Fools Day.

Today ends 11 consecutive years, 4,018 consecutive days, and 20,000+ blog posts.

Yeah, but dude, how about some books?

i hear ya.

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Five Daily Blogs, Seriously?

Could blogging end in a month?

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Original insights like this are birthed by prolific thinking, writing, publishing, and speaking.

Could blogging end in a month?

The idea has been swimming around for about a year.

In less than 30 days i complete year 11 (eleven) of writing five daily, differently-themed blog posts, never missing a single day.

Remarkable.

But why?

It began as a 100-day self-imposed writer’s bootcamp so i could practice writing in order to write and publish my first book.

Miraculously reaching the 100-day goal, i decided to continue daily writing because of the way it helped me think clearly and differently.

One surprising milestone after another and here we are at the cusp of starting a 12th year.

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Dear Son

Reprise from yesterday’s insight about wisdom and our thoughts

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Every day that you wake up (alive) is an opportunity to do the impossible.

 

Reprise from yesterday’s insight about wisdom and our thoughts…

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Had my first drink at 13 the Summer of 1972.

Somewhere around 18 i went full-time.

At 41, on my third “no, this time i mean it” attempt, i stopped.

Impossible is nothing…

There was no middle ground for me. Every day or not at all. i quit on New Year’s Eve (not New Years Day), the biggest drinking day in the world.

Prior, i promised myself i’d stop if my wife got pregnant. Did well for a little while, but failed.

Made another promise, “When the baby is born.”

Did well for even longer (about 6 months) than the first failure, but failed again.

Then, as our Son was almost 1.5 years old, i decided Dec 30 would be my last drinking day.

That was 2001.

Failure paves the way for success if you want it bad enough.

 

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Recommit

Quit it like you mean it

just do it
From an email i subscribe to. Yesterday’s in-box.

 

Quit making excuses.

Quit putting it off.

Quit complaining about it.

Quit dreaming about it.

Quit whining about it.

Quit crying about it.

Quit believing you can’t.

Quit worrying if you can.

Quit waiting until you’re older.

Quit waiting until you’re skinnier, richer, braver.

Quit waiting for conditions to be better.

Quit it already.

 

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Dear Son

Life would be easier if i didn’t write every morning

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Life would be easier if i didn’t write for two hours every morning.

i think about the effort and commitment that happens every day, without fail.

These thoughts are especially strong when there’s more on my plate than is comfortable.

Take right now for example.

It would be so easy to not write (for two hours).

So easy.

Literally a no-brainer.

But i write instead.

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