I read a quote tonight that made it all make sense.
After writing online, in public, on multiple social media platforms and a poor excuse for a website for 143 days straight now; it makes sense.
Ad nauseum, I have written gushingly about how writing every day has had tremendous positive consequences in my life. At home, at work (still same place these days), as a husband, as a father, as a bro.
While it was easy to talk about what was happening, I was unable to properly articulate why these things were coming about.
And then I read a quote that brought it all together.
Here it is:
Thinking is the very essence of, and the most difficult thing to do in life. Empire builders spend hour-after-hour on mental work, while others party. If you’re not consciously aware of putting forth the effort to exert self-guided integrated thinking, then you’re giving in to laziness and no longer control your life. – David Kekich
It comes down to thinking. Dedicated time to think.
We don’t spend much time thinking these days, but writing IS thinking. It’s intentional and powerful and it’s starting to become an advantage.
Instead of spending my evenings mindlessly playing video games and sucking down beers, I’ve been spending my evening leisure time thinking, reading, writing, connecting, learning and planning.
In short, I am more intentional, and in more areas of my life, than ever before. And here’s the honest-to-goodness truth, my life feels richer than ever before as a result.
Napoleon Hill wrote a famous book titled, “Think and Grow Rich”. While that may be true, I think the title could have been even more apt as “Think and Grow Into Anything You Wish”.