Two weeks ago I published my 100th post on KidPastorsLife.com!
It’s a milestone I was pretty excited to reach. One lesson I’m taking from this though is how long it took me to get it done.
My first blog post was published in 2016.
Almost 4 years ago.
You know how many more blog posts I published in 2016?
It’s a little ironic that I posted about wanting to start something and then immediately stopped.
So why did the promise of posting not result in a product?
Because it didn’t come with a plan.
Starting something is noble but continuing a goal is difficult if you don’t have a plan.
In 2017 I decided to make a plan of posting once a week.
Not just when I felt like it.
Not just when I wanted too.
I made it 13 weeks in 2017 publishing a post every week.
And then I missed one week.
And it felt like I had failed.
Starting is hard, continuing is harder because the failures feel like finishes.
But they’re not.
They’re just part of the process.
In my mind though if I failed once it wasn’t worth continuing and excuses and fear were allowed to creep back in so that I didn’t continue posting.
In 2018 I started posting once a week and this time continued posting every week and now here we are; 18 months later, hitting 100 posts.
I think my point here is that goals don’t have to be perfect to be attained.
Finishing means sometimes failing.
Progress takes hard planning.
So here’s to 100 posts and hopefully 100 more!