Daily Blogging and Self-Awareness

I’ll never forget some advice I heard in an audio interview with Seth Godin.

Darren Hardy, who was the publisher of Success Magazine for many years, was conducting the interview.

Darren always asked the same question at the end of an interview with an expert…

“What’s the one thing you would recommend for our readers and listeners to do to take action today.”

Darren had hardly finished asking the question when, without hesitation, Seth said:

“Start a blog and write in it every day”.

I had already heard this from Seth in various forms, both direct and oblique, in the past…

But for some reason this response cemented it for me. I think it was the quickness of the response.

I knew if I wanted to improve my life on some level I needed to try to start blogging and do it daily.

Over the past few months, as I’ve tried this, I’ve started thinking about how I don’t really ever want to retire and that I don’t really “get” the idea of retirement altogether.

Another thing I’ve learned is that my daily discipline of blogging made me feel a little better.

Maybe 5-10%.

It has also seemed to lead to other improvements in me in terms of discipline.

I’ve started waking up earlier each morning. I drink a little less alcohol. I eat a little less. I exercise a little more.

I’ve become more confident and less worried about things.

My self-awareness has also improved.

Tony Robbins says:

“If there is a rare quality in life, it’s self-awareness. Self-awareness of the difference between you and your patterns and the impact of your patterns on those around you.”

If anything, blogging may help you become more self aware.