I am loving blogging so much in a million different ways, but one major way is that it is helping me get over trying to be perfect, being afraid to do or start something because it won’t be perfect.
Each time I write a post, tweet, or take an amateur photograph I am reminded that I am doing something because I want to, I am trying my best. Even if I don’t think my pictures or writing is perfect – which it isn’t by any means I am still doing it.
With all the ideas constantly swirling around my head it can become too easy to say oh well I don’t know where to start I’m just going to give up on that idea or blogging is too hard and stressful.
Each time I put a thought to paper I am becoming a bit more of the person I want to be, and leaving behind that fragmented person who I became from fear, stress and anxiety.
I have many goals, but I don’t let these ideas of goals or dreams consume me so I don’t put any into action. I could let myself become fearful that right now I don’t have a three month plan for this blog, or haven’t created my own vision for this blog and where I want to go with it. I could think that because these concepts haven’t been nutted out yet that I shouldn’t be writing. But that’s silly – why stop something I am loving because I am just going with the flow?
Right now, I’m just blogging and living. I’m not letting my fears intimidate me. I’m not waiting till everything is perfectly planned out to start. That is impractical.
And I’m loving it. it leaves me with such motivation and in awe of what I have accomplished in the last month.
So today I really want to give you the advice of go out into the world boldly and try something you have ALWAYS wanted to do. Be it a dance class, acting classes, paint a picture, re-decorate your room. Anything.
Pick something and do it. You could wait until you are a better painter, are older, have more free time but we know these are all simple excuses. Because you are afraid. Yep, you don’t want to look like a fool, you don’t want to be judged. I’ll admit not many of my close friends know about this blog, it’s far easier to write to the blogosphere and put myself out there as opposed to letting friends see what I am up to.
The most important thing for you, me and all of us to remember is that most likely people don’t really care. Not in a negative, no-one-cares-for-me sort of way, but that simply put “those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind”.
So why do you want to let this fear get in your way? Honestly, what is the fun in that? And more importantly if you don’t start now, how do you expect yourself to get any better?
Honestly, I challenge you think of something you want to do. Think of all the reasons stopping you and do it anyway! Do it now. Don’t wait for the day everything is perfect, calm or easy. Go, do it now!
Every great person of our time started as an amateur.