No B.S Friday: It’s been a strange trip. This is what I’ve learnt.
Today is my 1,000th blog.
When I started out about seven years ago, I didn’t really imagine I’d end up here.
I was just going to bang a couple out and see how it went.
But I started numbering them, just to keep them organised and well, today, that number kicked over to 1,000.
*sound of champagne popping
And what have I learnt?
Well, there’s three lessons I’ve taken from this endeavour.
1. The way of the drip-drip warrior
More and more I’m appreciating the power of small, but steady and consistent action. It really has the power to change your world.
If I had set myself the task of writing a 1,000 blogs – which is something like 750,000 words, or 10 novels (take that Tom Clancy!) – I don’t know that I ever would have got there. It would have been overwhelming. It would have been too much.
But if you spread that 1,000 over seven or eight years, making a weekly practice of just chipping away at it, you’ll get there before you know it.
I remember at my parent’s place there was a leaky tap, that over the years bore a hole in the concrete. One drop doesn’t do much, but enough drops over a long enough timeframe, can have tremendous power.
And I think this is something we need to remember in our wealth journeys. It’s not about the flashy, swinging for the fences deals you can pull off. It’s about whether you can just keep moving forward, one day at a time.
This is the way of the drip-drip warrior, and there is great power in it.
2. Daily practice, daily grounding
There’s something very grounding about having a daily (or almost daily) practice.
It’s like it provides an anchoring planet that the rest of your life can orbit around. I don’t know. It kind of helps me know where my feet are.
And it’s also awesome to have something that gives me such an immediate feeling of accomplishment. It doesn’t matter how good the piece is. I got it done. I found something worth writing about, and I got a result.
It’s very satisfying, and it helps reinforce my self-belief that I am an achiever – I get things done.
There’s power in that.
3. The well is bottomless
Finally, if you had asked me what I was going to write 1,000 blogs about, I would have had no idea.
I don’t think I would have even thought it was possible – to come up with that much original content.
And in the early days, I was very worried about running out of ideas.
Now though, I never worry about running out of ideas.
I genuinely believe I could write for a 1000 years, and still find fresh and interesting things to talk about.
But that’s not about me. That’s about the universe we live in. It is one with infinite detail, and where each detail can be viewed from infinite perspectives.
The well we draw from is bottomless.
It’s the same for everyone.
And if it’s one thing I’m grateful for, it’s for a practice that keeps me coming back to the well to see what’s on offer today.
It’s kinda marvellous.
Anyway, this is all to say thanks for following along. I definitely wouldn’t be doing this if people weren’t picking up what I was putting down, and all the great comments and feedback I get really keeps me going.
So thanks for everyone for reading. I sincerely hope that I’ve given you some food for thought and some encouragement in whatever journey you’re on.
Here’s to another 1000.