Daily Dose of Coach #367: 200 Crappy Words Per Day

In the book, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F#$%, Mark Mason writes about an author who has written over 70 novels. He was asked how he was able to stay motivated and inspired to write this type of volume.

His answer was, "200 crappy words per day." Every day he would get up and force himself to write 200 crappy words. By just starting with 200 words, it would begin to inspire him, and he would end up with 1000 words on his page.

As someone who writes almost daily, I get this. Though, I've taken time off here and there to re-group, never in a million years would I of thought I would be writing my 367th daily email when I started.

When I first committed to it, I thought it was kind of crazy. And those who I told I was going to do it felt I was even crazier.

But, the commitment to action is what inspires me, not the act itself. My goal is to become a better writer. How could I not get better writing every day?

The author of this book wrote, "Success in anything is tied less to knowledge or talent, and tied more to action supplemented by knowledge and talent. You can become successful at something without knowing what you're doing. But you can never become successful at anything without taking action. Ever."

Hall-of-fame careers, college scholarships, pounds loss, your first million dollars are all started with step one, taking action.

Action leads to inspiration, which leads to motivation.

If you think you lack the motivation to do something extraordinary in your life, than do something, do anything.

Only then will you see how small daily actions can motivate you to start changing your entire life.