There’s been a gap in my blogging. While there have been several things contributing to that (all of which I’ll probably go into in later posts), the bottom line was I got thinking too much about what people would think. Would this hit my target audience? Would my goal to contribute value to the lives of others meet its mark? Would this first blog post that I wrote since moving my webspace over fall flat or fly?
A few days ago, I had a friend send me this video:
It was like she was reading my mind. When I was in the habit of blogging and sharing and producing, ideas came naturally, fluidly, and I was nearly always satisfied with the end product.
But I almost didn’t move my old blog posts. I almost left them unpublished, hidden, unknown. Because when I look back on them, on what I was saying, on what I was trying to learn, it is so very clear to me that I still had a lot to learn.
This video solidified for me the necessity to keep making work, to keep finishing, but it also called to mind a passage from Austin Kleon‘s book SHOW YOUR WORK! that says:
So no more stressing about perfect. Still trying to get better – always – but being paralyzed for perfection?
I’ve got too many dreams to let the greatest hurdle in my life come from within my head.