After the first 100 posts, I wrote some thoughts about the ways it has changed my life. Now that I’ve written another 100, I’ll just add one thing:
These days, I don’t know what I really think about something until I write about it. Instead of “let me think about that,” now it’s “let me write about that.” I can’t feel confident about my thoughts until I’ve written my way through them.
Most weeks, there’s at least one post that ends up saying the opposite of what I “believe” when I start it. In the middle of it, I realize that I don’t agree with myself, and I write my way through it until it makes sense.
Writing is like a physical examination for a thought. Maybe you won’t find anything wrong, but maybe you will. And either way, you’ll leave with clarity.
If you don’t write everyday, try it for a month and see how often you disagree with yourself.