There hasn’t been a post around these parts for some time now.
I’m afraid. I’m afraid of looking tacky and creating crappy content that’ll waste my time and does little to serve me, my goals, or my targeted audience.
And that fear has kept me waiting.
(It’s also why I’ve posted less than 40 times to this blog over the last two years.)
For the longest I’ve told myself it was a justifiable hold up because I like to step out with my best foot forward.
I like to create high quality stuff from the beginning. Especially when I know what high quality looks like.
High quality, in this case, being content that serves my goals and audience, good pins that’ll bring in traffic, and optimally placed affiliate links.
But in doing all this planning, I haven’t written anything. I haven’t gotten to create and enjoy what I love to do, which is write, blog and create. I’ve been WAITING!
I’ve fallen into the habit of waiting to be good enough to get started without realizing that’s what I’ve been doing.
Quit waiting and just create AND publish!
Publish even in the fear of looking tacky or feeling unprepared.
Create and share even when I feel I don’t have all my ducks in a row.
Have fun here instead of continuing to worry myself into missing out on what I love to do.
It’ll also be a challenge that’ll teach how to trust the gut and rely on intuition.
Trust, for a change, that good content can be created even when everything isn’t figured out just yet.
This week’s inspirational gem
Today I seen this video from Jake Ducey in my inbox and it lit a fire under my ass.
It confirmed for me that I need to get out of my head and stop waiting to be ready and for a better opportunity.
What are some things you’ve been waiting to get started on? Waiting for the perfect time to start your weight loss journey? Waiting for a better time to start writing, start that project, or ask that question?
I’ve been waiting too, but I’m going to challenge myself to quit waiting.
An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail. – Dr. Edwin Land