Self-awareness (myself) is hard hard work.
In this fast-paced life, it is easy to forget things you believed in and why are you doing this for. Letting the words flow out of your brain unedited is the only way you can figure out the part of yourself, you have been censoring to cope with everyday life. Unhappiness, discontentment, and disappointment come from forgetting why we are doing something and it is important to keep these reasons at the forefront of our mind or we run the risk of letting our lives becoming boring and fade away.
It is not only important to remind yourself repeatedly of your reasons of the current actions; it is important to monitor your actions to see if they align with your life goals so that you can change them. The only way to keep monitor your actions closely is to write and read about them every day.
The reason why so many people do not get what they want in life is that they do not know what they want from it. How can you get what you want or achieve your dreams if you are not 100% clear on what they are? Writing each day gives you time to think carefully and reflect on what you want to achieve the most, and develop a clearer, achievable image and plan for it.
I have a messy mind, it is very chaotic on the inside. I always loved the idea of writing but never got around to doing it because of the lack of discipline. Without discipline, there is no way we can control our mind or our senses. One of my mentors once told me “I will beat your hard work with my discipline”.
These pages will be my commitment to being honest, sharing my stories and the reflection of my mind. No more excuses of not having time, don’t know where to start, don’t know what to write.
The cognitive shift in going from an audience of zero (talking to yourself) to an audience of 10 (a few friends or random strangers checking out your online post) is so big that it’s actually huger than going from 10 people to a million.
— Clive Thompson (Writer for The New York Time and Wired magazine)