After publishing 200+ consecutive daily posts, I fell off.
The first day I simply forgot to write and publish a post before bed.
The next day I remembered, and felt ashamed that I missed my publishing deadline. I missed the deadline again.
The next day I had debt to repay, and the mountain of work in front of me – now three posts – felt too much to handle given the extreme load of client work and business and product development that I’m doing.
This went on for five days.
Finally, today, I gave myself permission to start with just one post. One post today. To forget what I didn’t do, and instead focus on what will do. On what I am doing.
Running our businesses, doing our marketing, and executing our sales activities can feel the same way. We slip up a little bit, feel ashamed, get behind on our plans, and the mounting debt seems too big to repay.
We do nothing.
I say fuck that. I accepted that I’m human, dusted myself off, and started once again.
I hope you give yourself permission to start again, too.