Writing is Hard: Pushing Yourself to Grow

Writing is easy.

Great writing is hard.

I stare at the blank page and flashing cursor wondering how to say what I need to say while keeping the reader engaged. I don’t think that I’m a great writer but I keep coming back to the blank page because I want to keep growing and developing my skills as a writer.

It’s easy to look at something that is hard or difficult and turn the other way. It’s easy for us to stay in our comfort zones because we have a false sense of safety. The reality is we are not safer in our bubble of comfort.

Is there something that you want to do outside your comfort zone? Do you hear that little voice telling you to move? That is your true self wanting to get out. You are not fully living the life meant for you when you push your true self down; you stifle yourself by telling it to shut up. Do you feel that staying right where you are is going to keep you from getting hurt, keep you from failing?

“Fail again. Fail better.” – Samuel Beckett

The truth is: failure is a strength. You’re either doing, failing, learning and growing or you’re just dying.

I could quit listening to the voice telling me to create. I choose to keep developing my skills; I choose to keep growing.

Becoming a great writer is hard because it takes trial and error, rejection, and forcing yourself to see the finished product when all that is in front of you is a blank page.

There are one million and one things you want to do that, on the surface, are hard. The choice is simple: grow into your full potential or continue to wonder “what if”.

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