This year is going to be one of growth. For all of us, but for me as well. That's a major goal of mine.
It was supposed to be my goal for last year, to make it a year filled with friends, travel, community and love. But as we all know, that didn't happen.
I'm a big fan of going with listening to what the universe is telling me, and going with that flow as much as possible. I believe that things happen for a reason. I could have been upset that my yearly plans were thrown out the window, but I'm not and I wasn't. For some reason, last year just wasn't the right time.
And that's ok.
I took advantage of the time I had and the situation I was given. There were so many lessons I learned from 2020, which I will go into later, and I'm grateful.
But now it's time for 2021.
Again I am feeling the pull towards growth. It feels like the right time for that to be my theme again. The idea of growth has continued to tug at my soul, but the universe has still been communicating that it wasn't the right time yet. Through various forms of friction, the universe has made that clear. While I'm not someone to shy away from hard work, I do take heed of friction as a form of communication, and listen to what that friction is telling me.
For some time now I've had the feeling that 2021 is now time to grow. Specifically starting in March. I'm not sure why or where that feeling is coming from, but I supposed we'll have to surf the wave and find out.
I know that in the end I have no control over the specific outcome of this year, this month, or in any specific situation. But I do have control over the little habits and things that I do each day.
As you'll learn from me going forward, one of my guiding principles in life is Probable Luck. I believe while you can't control things or decide when serendipity will strike, you can lay the groundwork, manipulate probabilities and set life in your favor as much as possible.
The main way I do this is through my daily routines and habits.
Last year I took a huge step forward with being consistent in my daily actions and making sure they were aligned with my future aspirations and goals. That may have been my biggest accomplishment for the year.
This year I'm going to continue with that and take it one step further by adding some more routines.
One of which is to write everyday for the entire year. That's right. 365 days. 365 articles, posts, or whatever you want to call them.
I was inspired by Steve Pavlina and his 1 Year Daily Blogging Challenge. I almost did it last year, but felt there were more pressing lessons for me to learn in other areas. So now that he has just successfully completed his year of writing, I feel it is the right time for me to begin mine.
I'm going to follow the same rules he did and publish something each day, but I don't have to write each day. So I could write 3 pieces in one day and publish them the next 3 days.
Another inspiration for this challenge is David Perell and his idea of a serendipity vehicle. The thought is that writing, especially writing online, is one of the most powerful tools for changing your life and inviting new and wonderful opportunities into your life.
Obviously that's right up my alleyway. It seems ludicrous not to take advantage of the probabilities and ROI from writing online everyday. The costs are almost nothing and the benefits seem limitless.
So here we are.