Persistance - 5 Reasons, why I will keep writing longer than YOU!
I don't care about motivation
Motivation is a shooting flame. Burned out the second you stop watching your motivational videos on youtube.
1. I am a writer
Writing is part of my identity. I have been writing my whole life. The idea of creating a whole world in my head and writing it down always fascinated me. I'm not disciplined enough to turn it into a job. This is not a post about selfpraise. There are many better writers out there. Some are surely reading this right now. But I will keep writing, when they're done! This I can promise you. I can be so sure about this, because I can't live without writing. My life spirals out of control, the longer I stay away from writing. I have to create something everyday, to feel some sort of accomplishment. I normally don't share, what I write. I have thousands of pages lying around or even thrown away. Because I don't do it for others. Most of my stuff is shit. But it is shit, that isn't in my head anymore, because I wrote it down. Writing cleanses my mind!
2. I follow protocol
I have a working system. You don't climb a mountain thinking about all those steps you have to take. You take one step at a time. And that is how i write. I chop it up in little chunks of time.
Writing a post takes time. Coming up with a title? Superquick! Coming up with 4-5 headlines for paragraphs? Easy game! Finding 1-2 pictures that fit to the story? Again. Easy.
Now that I'm actually "writing" the article, I'm just filling in the blanks. I have my headlines. I have my title. I just need to start writing on the headline and see what happens.
3. I reward myself
The reward is the best part on POB. It feels amazing to actually get rewarded for your work. So I will make an conscious effort to remind myself, how fucking profitable posting on POB is. (Yeah. I'm pretty greedy. Sue me!)
Once a week I will catch up with myself and check out my crypto portfolio. It's direct feedback on my week. The dollar value might change because of market forces but I will still see how much I earned in POB,LEO and HIVE and I will be able to put a $ value to my work. It's incredibly rewarding to see, that you're earning three figures per week by writing stuff on the internet ! There are millions of people trying to get their blog going and never reaching a point, where they earn more than they spend on web hosting! Here it is extremely easy to find and monetize your audience.
4. I'm the most interesting man in the world
I like learning new things and I like sharing these things. I work on being an interesting person. I read books and articles. I watch shows,movies and videos on interesting topics. I hate doing pointless stuff. (Except for gaming. That's why I had to quit) I want to be able to pinpoint a benefit to every activity I do.
As long as the internet exists, there will always be knowledge to acquire and knowledge to share!
To sum it up: I work on being the most interesting man in the world!
5. Creativity is consistency
I can't force myself to write on something I don't care about. I can do it ONCE. I can do it TWICE. But I will burn out like a candle. My subconscious will find reasons to stop writing or postpone it.
But I don't need to force anything! I can be creative! I can ask my muse. I can just look at something and see what happens. I'm not afraid to take stupid notes. I don't mind writing down stupid ideas. If it's in my head, it needs to get out. I can sort it out afterwards!
I need creativity on three levels.
- The topic
- The headings
- The actual content
I can collect ideas for topics on my phone.
If I like a topic, I see if I can come up with 3-5 headings for paragraphs.
Once I chose these headings, I can just sit down and watch the words stream out of my mind. These headings came out of my... head. Maybe that's why they're called headings. Anyway. These heading came from inspiration. Obviously I will have more to tell you about them. That's why I came up with them.
It's not guaranteed. But it works more often, than it doesn't. I have to admit, I have a draf sitting in my templates for weeks, because I lack inspiration. The title is done. The headings are done. I just don't care enough to finish the damn article. But who cares? I have a dozen other articles more interesting waiting. I might have lost 3 minutes of my life creating that draft and I might never post it. But creating this draft on persistance didn't take longer and now it's a pretty big post.
Be persistant. Find an enjoyable process. Find a simple process!
And fuck motivation! People like David Goggins and Gary Vee are great, but you can't magically turn into them, by watching their videos.
Be nice to yourself. Treat yourself like you would treat others as a mentor. Would you force someone else against their will to write on topics they hate? No you would find a way to make it enjoyable for them. Make it fun for yourself, too! You deserve it! You're pretty cool!
This post is inspired by the word of the week contest. I forgot how to link a single word, so go ahead and feast your eyes on the whole magnificent link!