I love to write. I really do.
Still, I found it a struggle to write every day, even thought I knew that I loved it.
So what did I do? I forced myself to write every day. But not in the way you think. This newsletter is the result of my accountability system.
You see, I knew that willpower couldn’t make me write every day with absolute certainty. So I created a daily newsletter about something that I’m absolutely passionate. I love writing, and I love mental health. Put the two together, and you have an accountability system.
I knew that if I created a daily newsletter and started to get subscribers, I would have to write every day. I wouldn’t want to let them down.
You might be thinking, but isn’t that a lot of pressure?
It is. But it’s a good kind of pressure. I like connecting with others in this way. It warms my heart. So it’s something that I’ve made time for. No excuses. I’ve convinced myself with my accountability system that there is just no way I would miss an email.
And sure, things happen. Life becomes chaotic. But my accountability system doesn’t dictate that I have to write at the same time every day. I just need to structure my days–or the nights before–in a way that allows me to get the writing done.
If you have a child, isn’t it the same way? You need to do whatever it takes to provide for that child, day in and day out. Now, I’m not trying to equate the value of this newsletter to the value of a child! What I’m saying is that it’s possible to increase the level of importance for anything that you do.
You just need the right accountability system.
So how do you go about creating one?