Just Fucking Start

The biggest thing that stops people from achieving their dreams in their inability to start. Most people including myself are too afraid to start because they have the belief they are not good enough. The problem with that is of course you’re not good enough you’re only just beginning your journey. The more you work at it the better you are going to get and soon enough you will be well on your way. According to Malcolm Gladwell the author of Outliers it takes 10 thousand hours to master a skill. The problem with that statement is that’s a lot of hours and can be scary to think about. So what most people will think is why bother starting there’s no way I’m going to spend that amount of time and actually become a master at that skill? The thing people don’t realize is it only takes around 28 hours to learn how to do something and actually become decent at it. So yes the first 27 hours are going to be a struggle but then you are going to start to figure it out and it will become fun and effortless. Life hits you with little victories all the time to keep you motivated. So if you can just break through that first month you will go from thinking I can’t do it to I want to do it.

That is exactly what I am doing with writing right now. I understand that I don’t know how to tell a catchy story. I respect that the first 100 blog posts might only get seen by around 15 people if I’m lucky. The trick is to keep going and to break through the initial struggle. After that everything becomes easier and this thing that you thought was so hard becomes something that finances your life. A good way to start is it do it just for fun and not even think about money. If it’s something you have never done before don’t expect to make any sort of income from it for at least a year maybe even longer. Some of the greatest masters in the world got absolutely no recognition for their work for years. When I was writing this and not posting it anywhere it was much easier and I believed my sentences were put together much more smoothly. Now that I’m posting it onto a platform such as medium I have some sort of expectation for it. Even though no one reads it I still feel like it should be professionally written. I need to keep in mind that I am just beginning and I can’t expect to write like the pros just yet.

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