Why start writing on Medium
I share with you my vast illusion to start writing on Medium. This is my first article, and I dedicate it to you.
What have we learned in this pandemic? The million-dollar question when you see the light at the end of the tunnel. Where? Here in this corner of our world. Totally agree with you. Two insufferable topics to start an article! From remote work to personal productivity and our change of habits. From being the priority question in some job interviews to the first question when you meet someone, how are yours? And the parting of course “Stay safe”.
And we’ve had enough time to sharpen the ax, in Lincoln’s phrase, that we don’t have to wait any longer to get out there and chop down the tree. You’re overdue. Because the decision may be the most important thing. Sure! But delay in implementing it ruins a good decision. Because nothing is built all at once, everything needs time, but when there is daily progress. If there is no form of evaluation that measures daily progress and executes it, what you call time is lost.
To continue naming people, I will stick with Benjamin Franklin,
The greatest shame is not not not knowing but not wanting to learn.
So I will have to verbalize what I perceive I have learned. Although let me do it in the style of Albert Einstein
Having as much fun as I can with what I do.
And that’s why you have to do it very well.
Have we learned anything, then? This pandemic has taught us a lot of things outwardly. Perhaps too many things we would not want to have known about human specimens and how they organize themselves. But it has also been a tremendous opportunity to discover inward. The same to understand where to find your best self.
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Because we’ve been able to decide different things from the point of view never thought of before, experience all those other things, and for sure find new routines that work. If you want me to tell you how I approach today differently than last year in sleep, waking up, morning activity, nutrition, exercise, productivity, and personal relationships, it’s not this article, maybe I should move to the Lifestyle section, but that’s not my intention. I’m just telling you that is now over. I’m trying to erase the layer of natural optimism and replace it with evaluation metrics. I’m telling you; it has nothing to do with it. The numbers are entirely different. For the moment and for this argument, just that.
That’s why I start writing on Medium Daily. Just because I’ve been writing all my life, it doesn’t mean I’ve been able to do it daily enough to commit to writing an article every day. Or writing every week based on an orderly reading of literature, articles, and books in sufficient volume to contribute something fresh and meaningful. Something that will be useful to you. Something helpful for your Day2Day life that is not classifiable as self-help because you don’t need that, and I don’t believe in it. Based on data, anecdotes, and real contrasted facts, not subjective beliefs. Independent, impossibly not subjective, but useful. Because as Erik Engheim says, nothing from a subject is entirely objective, is objectivity overrated? I don’t know, but subjectivity must be honestly tested, evaluated, and subjected to metrics.
Everything starts from The Idea. You have to generate ideas, and not just any idea will do. They need to be yours, so you really feel them, but that is not enough for me today. Not just because those ideas are yours, but because they are worthy they are useful to you. They must be good and that takes work. Just because you start an article based on a carefully chosen idea, you must not continue it. No. If there is a better one, you should get over it. You can’t take it back until it’s better than anything you’ve had before. Without the habit of generating ideas daily, without that commitment, you will never create useful thinking. Of course! Still, they will certainly not be a matter of your interest. Fail! It seems that I am giving advice, don’t take it, either it is yours, and you elaborate it from you, or it will not be worth anything.
I´m just telling you about my experience. Not so much by now. For me, it is being gratified, so take it, now it is yours. You don’t have to feel grateful for anything or anyone. You don’t have to go over what was good. It is. There is no method. It’s a process that flows. If you need formulas, outside ideas, agendas, Apps, whatever, go ahead! I won’t tell you not to. Lean on whatever you need. I’m just telling you honestly that it doesn’t happen to me. Pure description, not necessarily opinion. They call it to flow the state of concentration where you do deep work without distractions. And it’s true. A lot is being written today about this concept. There is everything; even some things are good enough. If you like them, don’t hesitate, take them. I don’t, but that doesn’t matter. When you do what you like to be the best of you, you don’t care if someone else uses channeled tools. You just want to share it without reasons, without complacency. To share it and for someone else to have it too, just that.
That’s why I’m here. I don’t think you care much about the other three activities I’m immersed in. If they interest you, I was wrong. They might even be the reason for an upcoming article. I just want to tell you that they are loaded with the effort to work like everything else. They are working. For the moment, I am going to share every day I can write an article from here. Of the four things I do, it’s the one I feel most like doing when I see that it’s light out and a new day has dawned. See you here.
Thank you very much for reading me.
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