The 4 Main Reasons Why I Write

It may or may not be why you think.

June 21, 2017

It may or may not be why you think.

Writing is an amazing tool. It’s the beginning of everything that’s creative, productive and valuable.

You can write to teach. You can write to inspire. You can write to learn more about yourself.

1. I Write For You

“A drop of ink may make a million think.” — Lord Byron

The reader is the most important person to me.

I read a lot about success, habits, mindset, personal development and business. I like to relay that information to my friends, family, and followers that come along the way.

My hope is to inspire you to take action on your hopes and dreams, and to let you know that there is always a way to achieve them.

I also want to help teach people around me about the principles of wealth, and the mindset that comes along with it. I want to see everyone I know thrive in ways they never have before.

I don’t write for any one person, I don’t single people out. I write as I learn, and I write when I know something is true.

2. I Write For Me

“Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers.” — Isaac Asimov

Writing brings me clarity.

I have a lot going on in life right now. I have a full time job, a full time family, lots of time spent helping with my church, growing a small business into an online empire, and trying to stay fit / healthy / spiritually connected through all of that.

When I’m confused, I write. When I don’t know what to do next, I write. When I am procrastinating, I write.

Most of the time I am talking to myself, even though it may sound like I am directing everything at the reader.

When I say “you”, I mean “I” just as much. So when I write a motivational post, I am motivating myself as much as I am motivating you. When I am trying to teach you, I am writing things down so I remember them.

I make my writing public so that other’s can benefit from it, and also to add an accountability layer to it. If I call something “Jordan’s Daily”, then it should be daily and I don’t want to go back on my word.

Eventually, I want to write more than just my daily posts. I want to write about the methods and practices that have brought me success. I have to go out and do things first, though. That’s this season of life.

3. I Write For Legacy

“Either write something worth reading, or do something worth writing.” — Benjamin Franklin

Nothing I do will be remembered if it isn’t written down.

I don’t want to get to the end of my life and wish that I had written down the things that I did throughout my years.

I want to get to the end of my life and be able to pass on the legacy of the things I did to my grand kids, and generations after that.

I want everyone to know who I was, what I stood for, and what I contributed to society.

If I don’t write it down, who will? I’m not some mega-billionaire (yet) that has writers write biographies for me. It’s my duty to keep track of what I have done.

4. I Write To Learn

“You can only learn to be a better writer by actually writing.” — Doris Lessing

Not only do I want to learn to be a better writer, I also use writing to become a better version of myself in every area of life.

When I write down a process I have learned, or a lesson I have heard, collecting my thoughts into a wholesome piece of content reinforces the knowledge in my head.

When I have to think critically about how I am going to describe something to someone, or teach them something I have learned, I have to recreate it for the specific audience I have in order to make the biggest impact.

At the end of the day, the only way to become better at something is to do that thing. You don’t become a better athlete by watching sports on TV, you don’t become a better music artist by listening to music, you have to show up and do the work.

By showing up everyday to write, I am putting in the work to become a better writer. I don’t write right now because I think I am the best writer and I have it all figured out. This is me learning in public. Documenting my process.

By becoming the best writer I can be, I can make a bigger impact on the people that read my content.

Why You Should Write

“The worst thing you write is better than the best thing you did not write.”

I’m hoping that this inspired you to take on writing yourself. It doesn’t have to be public, like mine. It can be a journal, a note here and there, or it can be a novel, journalism, even just Facebook posts.

I hope you think about what you’re writing, and try to bring the biggest impact to those around you.