One of the biggest struggles for many of us is talking ourselves out of doing something.
Perhaps it’s because you don’t feel you’re an expert at something, that you don’t have the required “qualifications“, that you haven’t put in enough years, or that you simply don’t have the talent or ability.
I’m all too familiar with these sorts of limiting beliefs. They’re ones I’ve lived with for most of my life.
During the last few years, these sorts of beliefs allowed me to talk myself out of creating stuff. In the blink of an eye, I feel like I’ve lost the last 6 years.
But I’m putting a stop to that now. No more talking myself out of doing what I really want to do.
In fact, this website has been my method of dealing with this.
I try to pump out content as regularly as I can, despite the fact that it may not always be as “perfect” as I want it to be. By doing this, I’m creating the habit of … CREATING.
Of course, sometimes an article might make me look stupid or naive. Other times, an article might seem plain wrong. Chances are that a few months down the track I’ll have a completely different perspective on something that I wrote about before.
Sometimes, a reader might take a shot at me (even if it’s for something as mundane as an accidental spelling or grammar error), and tell me I’m wrong about something (or that I have no idea what I’m talking about).
No doubt, sometimes all the above will be true. And that’s okay.
Regardless, I don’t want to let it stop me from getting in the habit of creating regularly.
Otherwise, it becomes easy for the above fears to build up so much that they eventually paralyse you from doing anything.
When that occurs, even creating one small thing will be a major challenge. And that simply lets your fears win, and deprives the world of your creative output.
Don’t let it.
And while you’re at it, read this book.