When I started daily writing some year or so ago, it was incredibly hard. It was purposefully hard.
I had never been a writer, let alone a “good” writer. Attempting this challenge of not only publishing public content, but also doing it DAILY! — that seemed impossible.
But I kept doing it. It was hard. I did not start writing because I thought it would be easy. I thought it would be impossible. Most people that I talked to did.
I find that I learn/grow the most when I accomplish something that I/others consider to be impossible.
“Do what you can’t.” I like that.
I have always learned a ton doing things that others say I could not.
But now I have come to a point where I seek some new challenges. And I want to find one that really grows on me. I am not sure what it looks like — but I am in this in between phase right now where I feel like I could be doing more.
More Jordan? You are so busy?
I do not mean more as in more time. I mean more as in more potential. There is more I could be doing for the world, for me, for others.
I think it is super important to constantly push yourself out of your comfort zone.
When things get super easy -> jump.
I think that is the real test. It is hard making it to “the top.” It is hard achieving your goals.
But I find it even harder, in fact, that much harder, to move to the next goal. Once you think you are ok, that is when you need to do something new.
I am not saying I am going to give up writing. But I am saying I want to make it harder. I want to do something different with it.
Routines and systems are healthy. But I find, at least personally, I learn the most when I do something foreign. Maybe that is a podcast? Maybe a video series? I’m not sure quite yet. It is probably still a blog.
Originally published at Jordan Gonen.
Exported from Medium on February 17, 2018.