Writing is Medicine #3 (Writing is Bodybuilding!).

Developing habits happen the same way we develop memory in a muscle. Muscles need to be trained repeatedly in order for them to perform in a way that is ‘second nature’ and likewise, habits can be cultivated through repetition. It’s about small incremental actions. Hundreds of micro actions, all leading toward something; a habit that becomes established and part of our being. Habits then appear instinctual, and like they are part of ones ‘way’. A bodybuilder will train – slowly, repeatedly and he will push the boundaries every now and then. Sometimes the training can feel like a real graft… it doesn’t feel fun, it feels hard and even hopeless. Is this when he should pause and reflect? Or dig deep and find purpose?

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