Writing Challenge – day 1 – Direction

Writing Challenge – day 1 – Direction

I’ve decided to join Borislav‘s daily writing challenge since writing is something I haven’t had time to practice in the past 6-7 months. Haven’t had time = I did not prioritize it.

The rules are simple – every day you get a seed word that you can use as a starting point for your writing practice.

Join the challenge here – https://www.writingseed.com

Seed word for 10.01.2022 – Direction

Having no direction is still a direction. It was set by someone else and you were not present at that “meeting”. For some people that’s fine and it should be. Setting the direction for yourself can be a daunting exercise. Oh yeah, and you take full responsibility if it turns out a bad decision.

But if you think you have what it takes and can bear the responsibility, go ahead and set your direction.

Setting a direction for yourself is a sign that you’ve taken the very first and foundational step. It means that you are aware of where you are and where you would like to go. But that’s not enough. You need to be moving no matter how fast or slow. The direction is a filter for your everyday life. It helps you stay on course and not go astray. It requires you to focus and keep your eyes on the road ahead even though there will be many crossroads. There will be many places you would like to stop and explore.

Setting the direction for yourself unlocks your potential, whereas not doing so leaves you at the mercy of the person who did it for you.

This article is part of my writing challenge – Writing Seed. Join it and become more consistent with writing. It’s totally free.


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