Especially with Streaks…
It is flat impossible to not have help with long streaks, either writing, exercising, or blogging as I talked about last night.
For example, I help Kris with her streak of steps by asking at times, especially on days when she is tired or distracted, if she has her steps. Not nagging, just being a support.
Tonight, because she knows I am still off-the-charts exhausted, she reminded me three different times about doing this blog. Not nagging, just helping out. And it means a great deal to me.
I know a couple writers who had weekly story streaks going that had family asking if the story was done and was willing to sacrifice doing something if the story wasn’t finished.
All of us who have this kind of help with streaks are lucky. Damned lucky. We know that what we are doing is important to those around us and I can’t begin to stress how much that means.
Support comes in all sizes and shapes. And those of you in one of the challenges should be clear to those around you what you are trying to do. But the communication has to come from the person with the streak first. You have to be clear how important what you are doing is, and then not change that. In other words, be consistent, which is part of a streak.
So if those around you are not supportive, maybe you haven’t been clear on your goals and desires and why a streak isn’t silly.
And if they are supportive, treasure it and honor it and thank them.
Thanks, Kris. Got it done. (grin)