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As I write this, I’ve been publishing for 273 consecutive days. I’m only a few months away from reaching my goal of publishing daily for a full year.

This journey has been a bit of a roller-coaster ride.

In short, I burned out, I went on break, my grandma passed away, and I’ve been fighting exhaustion on and off more than I even care to admit.

But at no point did I stop publishing. I just kept going.

And as I recently began work on an epic resource guide for Music Entrepreneur HQ, there’s one thing I realized:

I haven’t acknowledged myself for all that I’ve accomplished this past year.

And I’m starting to see that acknowledging myself matters more than I even realized.

In 2019, because of the personal development programs I was taking, I was actively encouraged to acknowledge myself. And I did. Honestly, I was quite amazed at what I was able to accomplish, especially during the three-month program I was taking at the top of the year.

But I got away from that, mostly because of unprecedented external circumstances.

I can now see, with greater clarity, just how much I’ve grown. As result, I’ve accumulated value bombs, and I’m preparing to drop them on my audience. As I’ve been working on the resource guide, it has felt like creating possibilities for myself as much as it has felt like creating possibilities for others.

All that time and effort was not in vain.

So, for anyone who’s been following along on this journey, I want to thank you for indulging me and for putting up with my mood swings.

Because I know I haven’t always been in the best of moods. I haven’t always felt like showing up to inspire creatives and creators. My efforts have felt scattered at times. I even expressed my frustrations a couple times, drawing from past negative experiences that probably could have been left alone.

But I kept showing up anyway, because I knew I would thank myself for it, and hopefully, you would derive value from it too.

I’m acknowledging myself for what I’ve accomplished. And I’m thanking myself for being in service of my future self. Because now I can see the value in what I’ve started.

Take a moment to acknowledge yourself, too. You’re a legend.

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From: David Andrew Wiebe
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