Updated: Mar 10, 2020
So many days I have sat at this keyboard, with my mind going in circles. I want to start a blog. How do I write a blog? I have a large list of topics I have written down, but what should I say first? How to organize the topics so they make sense? Does that even matter? Is it a thing, or am I just making this harder than it should be? So tonight as I sit here, again getting nowhere, I remember a motivational live-stream my business coach, Words Taylor just did the other night. It was an analogy about an item and its intended purpose. "The pen has it's potential and it's purpose but it can not fulfill that purpose until you actually pick it up and start writing. You must pick it up and begin using it " He described it more eloquently than me, but the gist was you have to start, or all the potential and purpose in the world doesn't matter if it is just laying on the table and you never use it. You have to start. So I am clapping my hands and hollering at myself.... Start. You have to start. JUST START! That's it. And I started.
Do you ever struggle with getting started too? I feel like usually what it comes down to is FEAR that holds us back. Fear of that other big "F" word...FAILURE.. Fear of doing it "wrong", fear of judgement, fear of not being good enough. Fear of not knowing quite how to do whatever it is. It is universal.
What if people don't like my blog? What if no one likes what I wrote. Do I really have something interesting to say? Who am I to be putting myself out here in front of people? Why would anyone read this stuff?
My point is that if you never start, you never try it, all your potential may never be known. You may have had something to say that someone needed to hear, and they will never have the chance to hear it. You may have been a great writer, motivator, innovator, scientist, leader... but if you never get started, you'll never know.
I am facing some fears today. I am writing my first blog post. Will it be good enough? Will people like it? Will anyone read it? I don't know. What I do know is that I will never know unless I try. And I encourage you to get out of your comfort zone and try that thing that fear is holding you back from. I am happy you are here. And I hope you will come back so I can start a conversation with you, & share my actual intended purpose for this blog, on this platform that I've created for you! We all have to start somewhere, right?
Whew, glad I got that out of the way!