You probably have seen the clip below. I can still picture the first time I saw it sitting in the board room at Peel Disctrict School board. The clip was a simple reminder of the importance of sharing.
As much as I share on other platforms, I find that I have neglected this blog especially over the last year. It’s so weird how I can jump in on Instagram and/or Twitter but here I find I am stumped. The doubts set in:
- Will anyone read this?
- What can I possibly say?
- Has someone else posted this already?
- Will someone else want to post this?
- They say it so much better!
And then there is the editing.
- Can I find a quote?
- Is a story enough?
- That doesn’t sound quite right.
Although I stumbled into the 10 day/10 post challenge last year, it was the reason for trying it again this year: get in to the practice of writing daily to model and lead by example. Then tonight a colleague challenged me to dig a bit deeper. As much as the 10 posts in 10 days is a stretch, I very much know it is achievable. It’s a sacrifice of time for those 10 days but I do have to admit the countdown is enjoyable. Was I challenging myself enough? Could I push a little further?
This year has really made me reflect on my impact in my current role and as I stumbled on this quote it reassured me for that need for a long term commitment. A diet or cleanse is good to jolt your system but we all need those long term habit changes to see a difference.
So here it goes-my commitment:
I will use these 10 days to jump start my writing, to let go of some of the doubts and remember why I love to write.
For the remainder of the year I will post twice a week even if it isn’t polished, revolutionary or grand.
Now that it is in writing I have to hold myself to it. YIKES!
What will you commit to this year? What is pushing you out of your comfort zone?
Every one needs a buddy that nudges them to be better. Thank you!