When I started writing 5 years ago I kept a journal in my Pomera DM100, iPhone, notepads, random pieces of paper–anything. If you were to see my room you would find random observations, books to read, and random ‘a-ha moments.’
I was too embarrassed to put it down on my site because of some limiting beliefs I had. I thought I wasn’t good enough.
I thought other websites blew mine out of the water so why bother trying?
Then I asked myself, “Will that way of thinking make you take more chances in life or less?”
The answer was obvious.
Another limiting belief I still have, is “Whats been said has already been said. What am I adding to the conversation?” I would always answer this question with, “nothing.” And I wouldn’t post anything unless it was good.
Then I decided I’m going to live life on the offense instead of defense.
Everyone knows how to play defense. Defense is sitting around waiting. Waiting for the perfect time, the perfect article, the perfect idea, the perfect site.
There is no perfect time.
Defense is thinking you have to be Mr. Money, Mr. Travel, and Mr. Muscle to get anywhere. It’s not required–just icing on the cake. All you need is your soul and the ability to make a move.
All I did was imagine the opposite and the answer came to me.
Not many talk about going on the offense.
Since then I now re-frame is as, “I’m going to write 1000 blog posts and cringe at the aftermath. If I fail, I will make it sting by writing 1000 more, and to make myself bleed I’ll do another 1000 if that’s what it takes.”
Instead of meeting frustration with inaction, i’ll go on the offense and make it sting. Either way, I win, because at least I will have a story to tell–and that will be my 3001 post.