Doing these daily blogging challenges has recently made me think about how they compare to long term challenges. Challenging yourself to show up in one small way every day is a different kind of challenge than undertaking a 3-year project like filming a documentary or a writing a book.

One small thing each day is a shotgun approach. It scrapes the surface on a lot of different topics. You get the satisfaction of finishing something and putting it out every single day. But maybe it also helps build the habit of consistency which also helps when you take on a long-term project. That requires showing up every day to work on the same thing, but you don’t get the satisfaction of feeling done until the very end.