Starting a healthy habit can be difficult. It could be a regular workout schedule, eating better, reading frequently, or blogging daily. As with many things, the first one can be the most difficult.
My friend Laurie expressed this beautifully earlier this year with her first blog post on January 15. Her first post talks about the challenges of just getting started, and she lays it out very well. She’s written a half-dozen more since then, and she seems to be on a great pace now. If you know Laurie at all, you know that her blog is going to be a gift for all of us, so I’m very excited that she’s started this habit.
She references a lot of inspiration that helped her get started, including a very short blog post from Seth Godin. Here it is, in its entirety:
Start small, start now
This is much better than, “start big, start later.”
One advantage is that you don’t have to start perfect.
You can merely start.
I’ve been doing this daily for nearly three years and I’m no where near perfect, and never will be. However, I’m getting a little better every day, and that only works if you start.