113: Why I Set & Quit a Hundred Book Reading Challenge

 
“If you don’t have the time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write.” — Stephen King

Earlier this year, I mentioned in a newsletter that I had set out to read 100 books in 2019. Five months and 35 books later, I've decided to call this challenge quits. Why? Well, the answer's a bit complex, as is the reason I decided to take on this challenge.

In today's episode, I'm sharing the dangers of setting arbitrary creative goals and chasing other authors' ideals. If you don't share my Type A personality, this may all seem a bit silly. But if, like me, you often find yourself victim to doubt, burnout, and the Comparison Trap, this one's for you. 

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