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Post-it note to self

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It happens way less than it used to, but every once in a while i have to pause and take stock of the progress that’s accumulated over the past seven-plus years.

Today is one of those rare days.

If you ask me right now how many blog posts i have written, i’ll say, “Not sure.”

So, to answer that…

7 years x 365 days = 2,555 days

2 leap years add 2 days = 2,557 days

April – June 2016 add 91 days = 2,648 days

July 1 – July 8, 2016 (today) add 8 days = 2,656 days

2,656 days x 5 blogs per day = 13, 280 blog posts

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Bonus: Include the 90-day surplus of posts waiting to be published, add 450 posts…

13,280 + 450 = 13,730 posts written since April Fools Day 2009.

Prior to April 1, 2009, i had never written more than two consecutive days and had never written five posts in a single day.

That was a long winded way to ask you this:

What are you capable of doing that seems impossible?

But if you only worried about one day at a time, you could do something extraordinary?

Final thought, the other thing i began on April 1, 2009 was to begin each morning on bended knees and say three simple prayers…2,656 days in a row.

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

 

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What possesses you to write every day?

Every dang day i write five differently-themed blog posts.

The unanswered question is, “Why?”

Why start?

Why continue?

Every single day since April Fools Day 2009.

Seven-plus years.

Thirteen thousand plus blog posts.

No end in sight.

Impossible is nothing.

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

 

This website is about our spiritual health. To leave this site to read today’s post on jeff’s career health website, click here.

 

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Grateful for the God-given gift of determination

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Yesterday at lunch, fairly random photo at Disney University. i take solace knowing Walt Disney was a determined fella. So was Jesus.

 

Told our Son (15) the other day when we were talking about talent, i reminded him that i don’t believe i have talent, i believe that i have determination. Determination to do what i say i’m gonna do. In the end, talent cannot trump determination; not in the long run.

i go through cycles where i can’t comprehend what’s happening and other times i just write without thinking too much about the frequency and duration.

But when i do hone in on the reality of the frequency and duration, it absolutely boggles my mind.

Five daily, differently-themed blogs – was determined to do it 100 consecutive days beginning April Fools Day 2009.

Somehow the determination to see how many days in a row, without missing a single day, has morphed into nearly seven years worth.

 

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