It’s August 6th and I’ve written 21 articles for this month. A record for me. I’ve got momentum and the will to keep on winning. Here’s how I did it:
1 – Get it out there
There is no perfect time to post. There is no sense in stressing over each sentence and looking for perfection.
Because when you write more, you get better the more you do it. Stressing over a phrase for too long, prevents you from leveling up.
Once I stopped trying to be a perfectionist I started posting more. As a result I’ve gotten better with each one.
2 – Throw lots of punches
Take a look at the Manny Pacquiao. He’s a great fighter. But you know what makes him good? He throws lots of punches. He’s the type of fighter that will out punch you. If you throw 100 punches, he will throw 200 punches. He will land more and you will go down.
I throw down lots of words each day. And with each sentence there will be one that lands and I will use that. Often times the sentence doesn’t appear until the very end.
3 – Adopt a mantra
Ever since adopting the mantra, “I’m going to write 1000 blog posts and cringe at the aftermath” i’ve been posting more and more.
What’s underneath that mantra is the fear that time is running out and I’ve got to get this done. The fastest way to get there is to keep writing and drafting.
Whatever reframe you use make sure its one that motivates you. Everyday I look forward to hitting the “publish” button.
4 – Hit publish and then you will think of the right thing to say
This is a secret of mine, which is why I saved it for last. Have you ever had an argument and only after it was finished did you think of the perfect thing to say?
That happens many times when I hit the “publish” button. Which is why there is NO SHAME in going back to edit and add something, even when you hit “publish.”
Often times, I connect the dots and come up with a great phrase this way.
- Hit publish often
- Write lots of words and there will be some sentences that land.
- Hit publish and you will think of the right thing to say after the fact.
- Adopt your own mantra. “I’m going to write 1000 words and cringe at the aftermath.”
These are the 4 tips I’ve used to post 21, now 22 articles in the past 6 days. I will continue to use them until my momentum runs out or circumstances change. Leave a comment and let me know your own tips to use.
Consistently writing and keeping the momentum is all about living life on the offense and taking right action.