I’ve been writing daily for around 600 days in a row now, and my purpose has always been the same — to gain better clarity of thought.
As I said very early in this process, my goal was to learn to see the world and think though ideas in a deeper and better way. I’m getting there, but it’ll take thousands more posts to get where I want to go (and even then, I won’t be “done”).
A quote in Austin Kleon’s excellent book “Steal Like An Artist” framed this in a great way:
“You don’t want to look like your heroes, you want to see like your heroes.”
I have no desire to look like people such as Seth Godin, Adam Grant, or Malcolm Gladwell. However, if I can develop an outlook that helps to see the world in a similar way as people like them, I’ll be thrilled with that outcome.
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