LIFE LESSONS — THE HARD WAY
Get Over Your Discomfort and Just Try It
Listen to your inner voice and follow instructions.
You don’t know how many times I put off doing something, or trudged through life frustrated because I didn’t know how to do something.
Case in point, I read so many times that when you write, write, don’t edit. Leave the editing as a separate task. The advice is sound, and it made all the sense in the world. My only problem was that I have Grammarly installed on my browser, and it kept pointing out mistakes as I made it.
“So turn it off,” you might be thinking. I tried, I uninstalled it, instead. I had to go through H E double hockey sticks to get it reinstalled. Did I tell you I am technically challenged? I used to go to my son whenever I had a tech issue.
After the third time of having been inconvenienced away from his online gaming fun, he pushed his mouse aside, calmly turned his chair to face me, took a deep breath, and in his best parental loving tone said, “Now, there is this thing on your computer, it’s called Google. You just type in the question you want to be answered, and voila! You have a gazillion answers to your question. Don’t get overwhelmed; just read the first one.”
He turned his chair back toward the screen, put on his headphones, and he was gone. Don’t you hate it when your children give your advice back to you?
Yes, I googled how to turn Grammarly off. It was surprisingly painless; once I got over my discomfort of asking an inanimate object for help. It could be the beginning of a new era of discovery. Who knew?
And I did write this piece in record time. Yoohoo!
This story was inspired by reading tip 6. Write first, then edit. Thanks, Sergey Faldin
My other uncomfortable discoveries.
Keeping the Tradition Alive
Even if it means ranting about learning life-lessons by default.
I am a self-proclaimed weirdo, Jack of Many Trades and Master of Some. I live the Freedom Lifestyle — life on my terms, and help those who are interested in doing the same. (Join the Tribe)
“You can let others tell you what it means to be successful, or you can decide it for yourself.”