Why 1001 words a day? Because 1000wordsaday.com is taken and I don’t want to pay $400 for it. But on a more serious note, because a creator I follow testified that writing 1000 words everyday changed his life. That creator is Srinivas Rao, the founder of Unmistakable Creative. He was at a time in his life where he had to produce a mass amount of content, so he developed a habit to do just that.
I on the other hand am not in a situation where I have to produce a large quantity of content. But I want to. Why? Because when pen hits the paper, when fingers hit the keyboard, an amazing thing happens. We can process thoughts and ideas we have drumming around in our minds into something tangible and actionable.
So that is exactly what I do here everyday. I take an idea, a saying, something I observe or experience, then write out in an exploratory fashion what it truly means. Sometimes I create gold. Sometimes I create trash. My goal by publishing the trash with the gold is to lead by example in showing how a daily writing practice can have a profound impact on your life. Not everything we touch is a success. But by keeping at it day after day, the pile of trash may start to glimmer. And most importantly, what I learn while making that pile is invaluable.