4 Reasons Why I Write Every Day
Whoever you are, there is some thing that for some reason you do it every day. You might work every day because you have to. Maybe you watch TV every day because it relaxes you. Perhaps you hit the gym every day because you feel better afterwards.
I write every day. Writing, for me, is a hobby. It's also part of my day job. It's something, ultimately, I want to make a career out of. It's something I want to be able to use as a tool for helping others in various ways. There are plenty of reasons why I write every day. Here are the four big ones.
1. I write every day, because I want to be great.
Nobody ever became an expert or the pinnacle of greatness without working on their craft every day for years. This applies to everyone. Musicians, investors, athletes, authors, actors, architects, artists, some other career beginning with "a," lawyers, CEOs - everyone.
I write every day, because I need to practice. I need to get better. The only way to get better is to do it, a lot. Try, fail, learn, improve. Learning is crucial. I write every day so I can become great at this, so that writing can take me wherever I want to go.
2. I write every day, because I genuinely enjoy writing.
Can you imagine how utterly miserable it would be to do something that you hated every day of the week? Well, millions can. I have the privilege and the opportunity to do something I love doing as often as I want. I'd be wrong not to take advantage of that!
I also enjoy writing every day, because in a way it's therapeutic for me. Maybe I feel better afterwards simply because I'm introverted, and getting away to write helps me remove stimulation and get back down to my equilibrium.
More importantly, though, I think I enjoy writing every day because it helps focus my mind, which is always moving at a thousand miles per hour, and uses that focus to create something constructive. Something that might also benefit others. How could I not enjoy that?
3. I write every day, because I'm trying to build a following.
This is a rough figure, but there's about 200,000 pieces of content uploaded to the internet every minute. That means there's 200,000 new articles just like this one, videos, images, memes, infographics, profiles, etc. every minute all vying for consumers' (read: your) attention.
If I want to even have a shot at people finding me and keeping up with me, I've got to be creating as much and as often as I can. Right now that means one new piece every day. I write every day, because I want to grow.
4. I write every day, because people look to me to provide value.
In the grand scheme of things, I have a relatively low number of people who actively keep up with me. There might be 100 who people who pay attention to nearly everything I create. That's still 100 people who expect value from me. That's still 100 people in whose lives I can make a difference.
As I keep doing this - as I grow - the number of people looking to me everyday to provide value will also grow. I write every day, because I don't want to let anyone down.