Keeping going

Sometimes it is a challenge to keep a daily blog going, well not just a blog, any commitment and you just run out of time some days or you do not feel like it, or whatever the mind brings to sabotage.

It’s on days like that when you keep going is what matters.

Same with anything in life that you want to build, there has to be a commitment, patience and sacrifice to do things that bring us joy.

Just keep going.

Rituals

Whatever you create, could be a painting, could be sailing, writing, singing, making something, working with numbers, words, speech, building, engineering, heart surgery and so on, essentially the difference between it being just job and creating your best possible art is your practices and commitment.

If we have a ritual, a daily routine, so that we are step-by-step slowly but surely mastering whatever we do, then it will become an art form, a work of love, a thing that others will seek.

Routines and rituals take the amazingly huge and daunting dreams down to small repetitive and hardly noticeable steps of dedication that if repeated will bring the amazing.

‘Doesn’t matter what they are, just have them’ as Seth Godin said when asked what his rituals were.

The final ingredient is the patience and dedication to commit to those rituals day after day for a lifetime of mastering the things that matter to us. That takes staying focused in this moment and concentrating deeply on the one thing and one thing only, deep work is needed.