I just tossed out a draft post that I have been hanging onto for quite some time. I know. I never throw anything out. Why this one? Because it was about the enormity of Seth Godin’s 5000th blog post. Why did I toss it?
Today is the day that Seth Godin has published his 6000th blog post. Read it right Here. It’s unremarkable in it’s simplicity and candor. In my opinion, Seth Godin is the best blogger on the internet.
The single most remarkable part of this post is the simple fact that he hasn’t missed a day in over 12 years. Every day for that entire time he has published at least one blog post. EVERY SINGLE DAY. Not when he wanted to, not when he felt like it, not when the spirit moved him. Every Single Day.
While he was doing this he also published 10 books, most of which came to be best sellers. He does an active appearance schedule and at least a couple of TED talks per year.
How did he do it? Why is he so special? Last first. He’s not special. He committed to a course of action and has never backed off of it. He decided that he could and would and never deviated. Ever.
You see, the nugget here isn’t that Seth Godin is a great writer. It isn’t that he has a huge following and is one of the most sought after marketing experts on the planet. The nugget is that he STARTED and KEPT ON.
How much better off would you and I be had we committed to something a year ago and pursued it every single day for the last year? It’s not too late. Today is the day you will wish you had started whatever a year from now.
Just Do It and Keep on Doing It.
Of a pure personal nature, in the time that Seth published his last 1000 posts I have published almost 300. I’m proud of that number, but I can’t help but think that I would have been way better situated if I had published over 700.
I’m just sayin’