The Key to Happiness? Low Expectations

Sometimes, you’ve just gotta go with the flow and accept that what you’re doing just isn’t that great.

As Linus Pauling said, “The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas.”

And that’s really the idea behind this whole blogging thing. It’s not that I think I’m an awesomely persuasive writer. It’s more that perhaps if I write enough words some of them may come out in an order that makes sense to someone.

I think expectations can hold us back. They prevent us from even starting, because we fear that we can’t match up to our own preconceptions.

If there’s one thing that will guarantee failure, it’s not even taking a swing. You can’t be a good writer if you don’t write. You can’t be a good sportsman if you don’t play.

The real question here is: who are you afraid of letting down? Is it yourself, or are there others who you don’t want to fail in front of?

Callum Herries and I have challenged each other to write a blog post every day. This is post #3.

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