1000 Words A Day

1000 words a day

It can’t be that hard, right?

One thousand words cannot be that difficult to write. So why 1000?

I recently listened to a podcast about an author who work up every morning and wrote 1000 words before he did anything else. From what I remember, his morning would go like this.

Wake up.

Write 1000 words.

Continue on with day.

So I started thinking about how he was able to accomplish this and I am more than confident that it had to do with a daily habit. He first started to do this habit every day and before he probably realized it, his body and mind were conditioned to writing on a daily basis.

So why doesn’t everyone write 1000 words daily?

I am sure that there are many benefits to writing 1000 words each and every day so why doesn’t everyone do it? Well, my theory is this, and it’s just a theory. I bet that people do not think that writing 1000 words every day has enough value. In other words, people do not write because it doesn’t feel rewarding to them or they do not see any benefit to writing.

But writing can be tremendously liberating. You are able to express your thoughts and feelings on a piece of paper, or in the modern age, on a word processor. And then you get to choose what you want to do with those words. You can let the world see them, or you can keep them purely for your own private use.

What is the benefit of writing 1000 words a day?

If you looked at the link above, you’ll read all about how Srinivas Rao does this. So what benefit does Srinivas get from writing so much on a daily basis?

Well, he developed a podcast and has written numerous books. Srinivas is always thinking creatively about life and the world around him. It is my belief that this thinking process has been lost in the modern world of social media and technology at your fingertips.

Not only are people relying on technology to solve problems for them intellectually, but our society is heavily relying on social media to communicate with others, express their feelings, and share their lives with each other.

Now think about what it would be like if everyone was writing 1000 words every day, and then sharing those thoughts and feelings with the people around them instead of through technology? Now this post is not supposed to be a rant about how technology is furiously taking over our lives. Instead, it is more about how the simple concept of “1000 a day” could improve and change the lives of the average individual.

Would you ever try to write 1000 words a day?

Now I bet you are wondering if I am going to try to make this commitment, and I can tell you that that promise would be a very difficult one to accomplish, especially if I am having a hard time simply writing one or two blog posts a week.

But what I can tell you is that writing has a sort of relaxing and mentally relieving healing power that I would encourage you to tap into. Why not try giving writing a try. At the very least you can journal what is going on in your life and how those things affect you on a day to day basis.

Experts do a lot of reading and writing!

I am hearing more and more about how experts provide the most value in the business world and that most experts have been published or have a book of their own. So perhaps this post is a bit of thought about how one would start to write a book and dive into writing.

Plus, I am a bit behind on my blogging commitment and writing 365 blogs in 52 weeks so I am going to be doing a lot of writing this weekend.

Oh, and for anyone who actually got to the bottom of this post, Happy Friday!