This Article is Going to Suck

What I’m about to write is going to suck. It might get a dozen reads, perhaps even some nasty comments saying that I should go back to my cave and never write again.

Hey, why are you even reading this anyways?

I’m a newbie on Medium. This is my 5th post, published post that is. I’ve always enjoyed writing but never really put my stuff out there. I have a couple dozen posts that remain trapped in draft purgatory though. I haven’t published them because I don’t think they’re good enough, but I’m trying not to let perfectionism get the best of me.

Maybe you’re struggling with the same thing in ___________ (insert endeavor here).

Maybe you’ve spent hours of research into perfecting something only to hold yourself back.

STOP.

Just stop it. Stop making excuses for yourself. Stop reading a million articles about how to do something and instead, actually go and do it. Throw your hat in the ring.

Come on, click me already

Do you know how many people are doing what it is that you want to be doing — right now — with all their flaws? They got out of their heads by breaking the cycle through action. They had doubts and they did it anyways, and you can do the same.

So publish that piece.

Apply for that job.

Make that phone call.

You are capable of being great at something, but you have to get the junk out first, and the sooner you start, the faster you’ll get there.

Go on, you can do it.

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