“You are not obligated to win. You are obligated to keep trying to do the best you can every day”.
(Marian Wright Edelman)
My laptop has been the tool I’ve used over the past year to research, write, edit and publish articles for the Walk into the Future blog. It’s a rare day to find me anywhere without my laptop close by to record a new idea or thought to turn into an article for the blog.
Well, I experienced a slight glitch to my productivity in late June when my laptop decided not to boot up. Tried multiple diagnostic programs to see if I could fix the issue on my own but finally had to give in and put my laptop in the shop. Figured I would lose a couple days of writing production so focused more time in the gym and on my Philly Rock n Roll half marathon training program while the laptop was out for service.
Quickly discovered the time dedicated to creating content for the blog was an actual part of my lifestyle and I felt weird not working on the next article. The commitment to write and produce weekly content for myself, followers and other readers was still present even without my laptop. Felt like I was cheating myself by taking days off from research and writing—this fact makes me laugh considering I normally have 8 weeks of articles already written prior to publishing on the blog. This gives me time to go back and edit/add content as needed before you read it.
I was talking with a friend about my laptop dilemma and my inability to record my thoughts as usual. My friend offered I could always write my ideas by hand if needed after laughing at me and my made-up problem! I’ve documented how bad my handwriting is, so it never crossed my mind I could still be a productive writer by simply writing down my thoughts/ideas and then transcribe them later—what a concept, huh? LOL. We joked I should call the article ‘Blogging about blogging’ since I had to be convinced blogging doesn’t stop because I’m not on a laptop. Sounds almost like an old Seinfeld episode—blogging about blogging.
The image above is my notepad while sitting at Lucky Goat generating content for future blog articles. Generated two ideas with my handwritten content and later transferred into Microsoft Word once I got my laptop back. This process was not as difficult as I made it out to be—I’m still learning, adjusting and growing with the blog.
My commitment to this blog is real and hopefully the articles you read here provide a place to laugh, learn and enjoy the process of my journey!
What are you committed to daily? How do you ensure it has priority on your schedule?
“Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. Accordingly, a genius is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework”.