Slow Regard

‘Josh, have you ever written about the same thing?’

More than likely. My intention with this daily blog is to continuously push myself to new ideas and hone my ability to think about write. But… after 800+ blog posts (what a brag, man) I’m sure I’ve touched on similar topics and rewritten things without knowing it.

The interesting thing about having a daily practice is you meet each day as a new person. Every time I sit down and write, I don’t feel like a new person, but I am. When I think back to my life 800+ days ago, everything has changed.

It’s hard to see ourselves change because it’s usually happening to subtlety for us to notice.

Even when I’m intentionally writing about the same thing over and over again, I’m not wasting my time. Ideas can be raw. Some ideas take time to chisel out of the clay into something worthwhile. I like to think that ever time when I hit ‘publish’ on a post, I’m sharing the first version of an idea. Some of them won’t last. Others might stick around and evolve into a more refined version.

Everytime you practice your craft, you are chiseling away your block of clay.

STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #807

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Note: The title was inspired by Patrick Rothfuss’ The Slow Regard of Silent Things.

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