Oct 16 2013

Sometimes it’s just about doing it

Published by at 11:12 pm under Personal

One of the things I promised myself recently is that I’d write every day when I’m home.  I’d gone so long without writing much that I felt the skills start to atrophy.  It’s not important what I write about or how much I write, it’s the act of writing that I want to force myself to do.  As always with the blog, I assume 90% of what I write is useless dreck, but that last 10% is what makes it all worth it.

In a lot of ways, that’s a good allegory for my life: It’s more important to do, even if I fail, than to not do because I might fail or be embarrassed.  If I let failure stand in my way, I’d never try many of the things I’ve become good at over time.  So instead I force myself to do things that are uncomfortable in the expectation they’ll become more comfortable over time.

It’s not much, but at least I got something written today.  Now off to do something else that makes me uncomfortable: writing a presentation.

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One Response to “Sometimes it’s just about doing it”

  1. Osama salahon 17 Oct 2013 at 11:57 pm

    Hi Martin
    Appreciate your honesty and maybe I can bring myself to taking more risks myself and not being afraid of being vulnerable by saying something that others disagree with, or something ali silly 😉
    Regards
    Osama s.

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