The Paradox of Taking an Unfiltered Approach to Your Writing

Stop caring what people think and people will start caring what you do.

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You don’t know how people will interpret your words or what opinion they will form about you.

Trying to second guess is like a dog chasing its tail. You’ll write frantically only to find yourself in the same place.

The paradox is that when you stop trying, you gain some traction. People are attracted to those who are brave enough to speak their minds.

Not caring what others think doesn’t mean you don’t care about what you’re saying. The opposite is true.

You care deeply. To the point that telling it is more important than not hurting someone else’s feelings. (Sticks and stones remember.)

If you’re worried about forming enemies, here’s something to consider. Maybe those who dislike what you have to say need to hear it the most.

Maybe what they have to say is what you need to hear.

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