Last month I wrote 21,843 words for this project

by | Jun 10, 2013 | Productivity Experiments

Takeaway: It has been easy to find the motivation to write for A Year of Productivity, since the site is aligned with a purpose I believe in.

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One of the productivity experiments I’m conducting over the course of this year is to write 200,000 words over 12 months. That’s a lot of words, but so far I’m on track – in May I wrote 21,843 words, which according to one stat, is about one-third of a novel.

Writing hasn’t been a struggle for me so far. Every day I do my best to make original, valuable stuff for this project. That takes time and effort, but every day I simply soak in as much as I can, and then write about it.

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Finding the motivation to write a lot, every day, is 10x easier since my actions are all aligned to a purpose that I truly believe in: becoming more productive, and helping other people become more productive. In other words, in addition to managing my time, I’m managing my energy, and it’s working.

I guess we’ll see how the next 11 months go, but so far it’s gone swimmingly. I know this has been a pretty full-of-myself blog post, but while I am going to write about the places I have failed, writing has been one of the places I’ve found a lot of success.

Thanks for reading my thinkwords.

Written by Chris Bailey

Chris Bailey has written hundreds of articles on the subject of productivity and is the author of two books: Hyperfocus and The Productivity Project. His books have been published in 27 languages. Chris writes about productivity on this site and speaks to organizations around the globe on how they can become more productive without hating the process.

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