It’s been almost two years since I started writing!
And I'd like to think writing is one of my superpowers at this point.
When I first started writing daily, I put a marker in my calendar. One that would tell me when I’ve been writing for two years so I could remind myself of how far I’ve come.
I’m no sales copy god like Ogilvy but it has definitely helped me to become a more focused and to create better work.
It sounds trivial but, when I go back and listen to video recordings of myself from two years ago, I am shocked. I used the same words repeatedly and saying urmmmmmm a lot.
But now, if I start with writing, I know I can turn it into anything.
My podcasts start with a sheet of information about my guest. That’s writing. My blog posts and newsletters start out with a draft. That’s writing. My strategy for a client project starts as a to-do list. Again, more writing.
Even if you don’t realise it yet, writing could easily become be one of your superpowers too.
I used to hate it.
I would avoid doing homework because 1,000 words for an essay sounded like a lot. Yet, now, I can smash out 1,000 words in less than fifteen minutes.
Fifteen minutes?! My sixteen-year-old self would scream if I knew I had that in me.
So, just because you used to hate writing doesn’t mean it can’t work for you now.
We don’t all have to be like Stephen King or JK Rowling but, by writing a small amount every day, you can break down your problems and plan a better future.
I got started by dumping random thoughts into documents for over a year. Although they weren’t well written, they improved a little every day.
Today I can use writing to break down the most important problems in my life with relative ease. I also worry far less about trivial things because they’re all down on my page.
It takes a little bit of practice every day but after a while, you’ll notice a trend. You’ll begin to like it more, get in the flow more easily and spend less time worrying about the unimportant things in your life.
If only I had known writing could be fun.
For me it was really difficult to pick up but, writing has become one of my greatest assets. Writing is no longer a chore, in many ways, it has actually become a way for me to escape now instead.
I can get lost in the pages of something I wrote and not worry about publishing it if I don’t want to. There is no one here to mark it or question why I chose a specific word.
Writing can be as big or as small as you want it to be but, try it out for yourself and see. All it takes is 15 minutes or 1,000 words a day to get started.