Reflections – 14.05.2018

M2403831c/o chuen seng teoh

“First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.”

– Epictetus

Writing this post reaffirms my thoughts on how a bit of work each day will eventually grow into something substantial. By making a promise to myself and committing to it no matter what, I am post number thirty-eight deep out of my one hundred post target.

Too often, I kept putting off the act of starting a blog. Even a blog post once a week would’ve generated fifty-two posts in a year. It adds up. And it sure feels a whole lot better to be on this side of taking ownership and make something. With just a little over a month into this project, I can confidently say I have written more than I ever have since leaving school.

It hasn’t been easy. Some days are harder than others. What I learnt, though, is that it is entirely up to me to get it done. No compromises, no excuses. Given the right attitude to this priority, I find myself preparing post ahead of going on a trip to make it easier to post later, using any free time to work on the next post. The challenge is uncomfortable at times but I am learning so much about my potential to make it happen when I put my mind to it. At the same time, it feels great to exert myself creatively on a daily basis.

I am glad to have finally pulled the trigger and started on a creative journey with this first project. Already I am starting to have ideas of my next projects. Now, I am armed with a bit more confidence with the knowledge that I can do what I set out to do, if I wanted to.

I am the master of my fate
I am the captain of my soul
– William Ernest Henley (from the poem Invictus)

The hard choices are often the best choices.

 

#the100dayproject 038/100

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