You Need To Write A Post A Day

This post serves more of a personal purpose than a public one. This is not advice that I’m giving you, just a suggestion.

No matter what you do, no matter where you are, you need to write a page a day.

Yes, you.

I don’t want you to write a seminal book on blackholes or the next great American novel. All I’m asking you to do is to write anything everyday. One page is all it takes. One page is all I’m asking for.

James Altucher talks about this in his post Can You Do One Page A Day?  I’ve been writing a page (sometimes more) everyday since September 4th on my handy Moleskine notebook.

Whether it’s a digital book you use or the vintage paper and pen, there is no greater pleasure than letting your thoughts out, be they negative or positive, grim or joyful. The release is prize enough for me.

Words can flow once you get the hang of things, but nothing’s going to happen if you don’t start. Today. As always, Yoda’s quote is relevant here.

“Do or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda

I figured I’d also list out a few topics you could write about.

  • Your day in general: All the things you did today, good and bad. Your reflections on why some events occured the way they did.

  • Your views on the world: I spend hours a day, sitting in silence, thinking of the world around me and what’s wrong with it. How can I solve it? How can I minimize the effects of those things?

  • Your views on a certain topic: If there’s a topic you feel strongly about, then that’s something you can write about, since you have already put oodles of thought into it. Not only does it ignite the passion in you, but also gives you valid arguments for when you get into a debate. 😛

  • Your success and/or your failures: Analyse your whole day. Did you successfully complete any task given to you? How did you do it? How did you ensure it’s success? Analysis helps you find the important factor and apply it to future works.
    Did you have any failures today? If so, where did you go wrong? Can you avoid such mistakes in the future?
    Also, having a list of successes and how you overcame obstacles can be handy when you’re preparing your résumé.

  • Ideas: Get creative. Everyday, I jot down a couple of ideas (possible or not) that could make our lives better and more comfortable. As I said, it doesn’t have to be a feasible one. Just get your brain working! In no time, you’ll exercise your idea musvle enough to get ideas instantly. Who knows, one of your impossible ideas might just become real one day. 😉

So that’s about it. But don’t forget to write today. Something. Anything.


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