Lately, I’ve been getting asked a lot why exactly I write here. I guess that’s a fair question considering I talk about the importance of why impacts what you do and I really throw people for a loop when I say I don’t plan on making any money directly from this blog. We can fight all you want about the technicalities & syntax of that post, but if I’m not out to make money, why do I even bother writing?
Here’s my little secret:
I write what I need to hear.
- I need to keep going when I don’t feel like it
- I need to have discipline
- I need to do more stuff that matters
- I need to have more fun
- I need to tell a better story with my life
It’s not because I’m a self-help expert [I *hate* that term], it’s not because I’m sort of guru and it’s not because I’ve figured it all out.
I write the things I write because I need to hear them.
Reading other blogs doesn’t cut it for me. I need to say it. I need to own it. Writing here helps me do that.
I get a lot of really nice notes saying how helpful the blog has been to people and I really appreciate all of them. I even have a label in my Gmail account called “awesome emails” where I put all of them [You can send me an email here].
I appreciate every single one of you that take the time to read something I write, and knowing the blog has helped you in some way/shape/form absolutely blows my mind. I love helping others, but if I’m honest, writing this blog has helped me more.
- It’s helped me run triathlons
- It’s helped me run a half marathon
- It’s helped me stretch myself
- It’s helped me use my time better
- It’s helped me do a lot of things I used to consider impossible
Even if nobody read this blog, I think I would still write it. [Heck, even when nobody did read this blog, I still wrote it]. No, it’s not about the money, but it’s a reminder to me, for at least two days out of the week to tell a great story with my life, and to remember that the impossible things in the world…aren’t. That’s why I write here.[Photo Credit]