We have a mantra

I woke up this morning to the realization that I have been at this blog posting thing for an entire week. I may not have posted each day of the week but I did “think” about posting almost every day so the commitment is there. And in the life of a shallow person a one week commitment is pretty significant. I don’t think there is any scientific evidence for this, like there is for the dogs, but I’m going to go out on a limb and say that one shallow week is the equivalent of a year or so in other people’s time. I mean I can hardly think of anything that I have stuck with for more than a week. Ok, so I played Farmville for two and a half years but I’m not sure that’s a good example. And I did finish knitting a scarf last winter but it turned out shorter than I had originally planned. No, as I sit here racking my brain trying to think of “things I have done for more than a week” I’m drawing a blank. But this is different. I have found a purpose, a goal so to speak and I am carrying it out through the writing of this blog. I have followers, and I can put that in the plural because there are two, so now it’s important for me to find a way to stick with this. What can I do to make this work?  What will make me commit to this for longer than a week?

After some thought I decided the answer was to create a mantra. If mantras keep other people focused, why not me? So here it is. My mantra is “one week at a time”. Now that I have written it down it sounds vaguely familiar. But I’m going with it. I’ve made it through one week and I think I can make it through one more. And maybe one more after that. I’m happy to share my mantra if you think it will work for you too. Just be careful with it. You don’t want to get too far ahead of yourself.

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6 thoughts on “We have a mantra

  1. wader says:

    If you can succeed in Farmville surely writing a blog will be a breeze (and take a lot less time). You might only have two followers but you’re not counting RSS.

    • wcaplan says:

      Thanks wader for the encouraging words. It’s so nice to know that someone is listening. And I’ll keep my fingers crossed that maybe, just maybe those RSS people will someday turn into followers.

  2. RC says:

    only one week and you’ve already got two followers! Before you know two will turn into three and then you could get a fourth, and you’ll have doubled your circulation! It’ll probably slow down at that point. But four people is a great goal to shoot for. If I was a betting man, I’d say you’ll get there. It’s very funny.

  3. Smg says:

    I’d like to remind you about your cupcake venture…. That was longer than a week.

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