It happened to me recently.”
Yesterday—after 7+ weeks of daily blog posts in a row—I slipped (and missed the deadline). I could list numerous excuses.
- I attended an expensive (and luckily all expenses paid) seminar over the past 3 days
- I met a cute Asian girl and we had fun
- I completely forgot to publish the article
- I had diarrhea (just kidding!)
To what end?
Let’s not sugarcoat things here, or distract from my mistakes.
I messed it up.
And, now, I want to make up for it. Since learning from other people’s mistakes can shortcut your own progress, I invite you to learn from my mistakes.
Here’s the lesson:
No matter what, don’t break the chain. Don’t slip. It is the easy, comfortable way to go. Resisting the temptation is hard. A daily struggle to maintain a productive habit. And yet, so rewarding.
P. S. If you really care about something, take daily action. And, if you’ll ever miss a day (like I did yesterday) …don’t use it as an excuse; go straight back into where you left off—and keep taking action.
P. P. S. I wrote this in a half-sober state after way too many drinks yesterday, so no excuses left for you. Sorry :)