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Deciding to blog

According to Annie Duke, all decisions are bets and they are made on the belief that something will happen or is true.

Deciding to blog is a bet on the belief that something good will come of it.

In Show Your Work, Austin Kleon writes,

"Absolutely everything good that has happened in my career can be traced back to my blog."

Seth Godin agrees,

"[My] decision to blog is one of the best I've ever made for my career."

If you stick with it, something starts to happen after 200 blog posts.

Rohan Rajiv proved to himself that he can keep his word:

"If I can write every day, I should be able to do just about anything I set my mind to. Integrity is making and keeping commitments. Discipline is the foundation of integrity."

Sasha Dichter learned that he has more to give:

"Over and over we practice creating and letting go. We practice being open. We dare to strive to be our best selves, reaching so far that we are exposed and vulnerable. And yes, sometimes we fail. Our leap comes up short. We crash into the chasm and end up sore, bruised and limping.

But mostly we discover that what we give away is a reflection of the abundance within us, is proof of our grace and all that we have to give."

Gabe Anderson learned to trust the process:

"You don't have to believe that writing a blog about the music business (or whatever topic you'd like) everyday will make you better.

You just have to do it. And you'll get the result.

No believing required."

Deciding to blog is a bet on becoming a better version of yourself. All bets involve probability and risk. There's a chance that it might not work and a chance that it might.