It happens to all of us
You may not believe it, but writers also struggle with finding the right words.
Look at me! I have tried so many times to find the perfect words for my first blog post, just to finish by not posting anything at all. About a year ago, I decided I would make my own blog – where I could really share things that matter to me, where I could get closer to my readers. Unfortunately, I was so scared of writing something so common that people wouldn’t take me seriously. But you know what? It’s simple and clear phrases that get to persons all over the world, not some fancy hard-thought paragraphs. If you ask me, it’s sincerity that matters!
So today, as for my very first blog post, I would like to speak about perfection. I honestly believe there is nobody who can reach such an unattainable standard. If I am wrong, please, take your time and correct me.
I had made many excuses for not starting a blog – “I have no idea what it implies”, “I am not an English native speaker and I will make a fool out of myself”, “I don’t know what to write about”, “How will I fit it into my schedule?”, and the list could go on. I have to confess; even I consider these excuses pathetic. Since when does one have to be perfect to start doing something?
It is already bedtime in my country and just like all my good idea; this one struck me at night. I was listening to music, doing some work for the English class, when all of a sudden I remember that indeed I have a blog – on which I had posted nothing, contrary to my enthusiasm.
“Let’s give it a shot!” I thought. “What is there to lose?”
Just get started
That’s why I encourage you now to stop focusing on others. If you believe in yourself, you can achieve greater things that human mind could imagine. The society puts so much pressure on us, nowadays. We are labelled in mere minutes. Should one not be up to the standard, he is almost immediately marginalised.
The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
– Mark Twain
All we need to do is to get started.
Seriously, I am more than capable to accept criticism and even hatred – it’s not like everybody must agree with me, is it not?
They say that the beginnings are the hardest part and I couldn’t state otherwise. Whether I write or start a new project, for me, the beginning is the most challenging. I guess it’s because when you start anew, the very start dictates somehow the further development.
But hear me out! Even if this important part has been a mess, don’t stop! Try to find a method to right the wrong.
Courage and determination are essential. However, we all lose our motivation from time to time. When this occurs to you, keep in mind that you should live – and enjoy this act. We leave only once, and I personally consider we should make the most of it.
I know it is easier said than done. I get it. I’ve been stuck in the hole of scared people for some time now. But I want to escape this self-imposed prison. There is no perfection in this world, but art isn’t meant to be so. Its purpose is to make you feel – even anger!
I will start by being a sort of example. In front of the whole Internet, I am going to make a commitment: I will post, at least once a week, on this blog. I won’t give up and will, eventually, get better at writing these posts.
You, however, have to promise yourself to be brave! To start thinking beyond the conventional limitations.