Why disconnecting is important for reconnecting?

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I had an amazing streak too! However, other priorities demanded attention and I was forced to disconnect from (writing on) Medium. This disconnected phase made me gain some valuable insights about Medium, my writing goals and myself —

Writing was just an ‘option’ to me.

**Realization**

In order to succeed at something, it needs to be a commitment, an absolute must. If I want to succeed in writing I have to treat it as an absolute must!

I was not stretching my creativity.

**Realization**

The more I suppress my creativity, the more confined my thinking will be. Confined thinking is NOT going to take me anywhere close to my goals.

I had no strategy.

*Realization**

If I wish to tackle the tasks I encounter as and when they show up, I’m bound to fail. To truly succeed in a day, I need to prioritize my tasks and allocate time windows for them. Strategy is necessary for me to execute well.

**Conclusion**

You will have (or be forced) to disconnect from the some step towards your success. Instead of whining, use this time to reflect and figure out ways to reconnect. I did it with writing and found out three major action items —

  • Make writing a commitment.
  • Stretch Creativity.
  • Strategize EVERYDAY!

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Abhishek Rathan Athreya

Abhishek Rathan Athreya

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Self-Improvement blogger. Motivational speaker. Technology Enthusiast.