Summary: Going all in is scary. It feels like you’ve always got to have a back up plan just in case. But what if you could go all in? What would that look like for you?
Day 8 Exercise :
Grab your journal and make a list of all the ways you’re not going all in, in your writing and the rest of your life. Then make a list of what you can do to go all in. Once you have the list, start acting on it.
So, ways I’m not going all in: When something doesn’t work the first time, I throw in the towel. Say “it just wasn’t meant to be.” I make excuses as to why I don’t have the time but then catch myself watching YT for 5hrs. I say I don’t have the right equipment for working out and dieting but ignore the equipment I do have available to me. I say I’m not getting traction on my videos or streams but don’t put in the effort or don’t stay consistent enough to see any new traction.
Things I can do to go all in: Stick to a schedule and complete my to-do lists. Don’t back out just because something else comes up. Work on the list. Keep consistently posting/streaming. If you keep missing the days people won’t be there.
Continue brainstorming new ideas for content and don’t give up on it when it doesn’t pan out in the first couple of tries.
Stop thinking about the things I don’t have that will help me improve and start looking into ways to improve with things I do have.
Stop worrying about how hard something appears to be and just do it. A lot of times its easier then you think.
Blog note: Honestly, since I’ve started this 30 day challenge I’ve been looking into ways of improving and have found a more consistent work ethic. Even though the constantly going and creating burns me out to the point I’ve got to take whole days off, I’ve still managed to stay pretty consistent with creating content and my writing. I’ve written more in the past 2mths then in the entire year and I’m really super proud of that progress and everything that comes with that. So for this exercise I really had to think about what I was doing wrong and what things I was letting hold me back.
Be sure to follow the blog and follow me over on instagram for daily updates on this ongoing progress. If you are interested in doing this 30-day challenge for yourself then head on over to Amazon and grab the Align Your Writing Habits to Success by Jennifer Blanchard. Inside is filled with the daily antidotes and exercises to get your thinking about your daily habits and goals along with linked podcasts.