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January 31, 2014
I’ve been putting off this blog for a while.
It seemed like every time I stopped to consider what I ought to write about, what I ought to say… I ended up compiling a list of why I shouldn’t bother writing anything at all instead. Two weeks within this indecisive limbo slipped past, and I decided that it was time to hypothetically take the leap.
So here goes… something.
HERE are 3 reasons why you (or me) should NEVER attempt to accomplish anything. ever. again.
1) There are a lot of people who are more experienced, more knowledgeable, and more QUALIFIED than you in the Universe
Let me tell you…THIS is always one of the biggest discouraging factors for me. I’ll look out into the horizon of brilliant, successful people, and instead of absorbing their radiance of talent and good habits… I’ll feel my self-confidence shrivel up and wilt. Intimidated and discouraged, I’ll question my abilities and my aspirations; criticize my dreams; and proceed to stomp out the remaining flickering sparks of naive fantasy and idealistic hope. The inner cynical voice of practicality will ask:
What will other people think?
You know you’re ordinary. WHO are you trying to fool?
Why should you even bother?
2) TIME!!! (I don’t have enough of it! I’m wasting it! I want MORE!)
How can I possibly do more, when I’m currently wallowing in the puddles of mediocrity and averageness, and STILL feel exhausted all the time?! How can I justify spending time on something that will not guarantee future success or stability? Why should I even bother?
3) Writer’s block…
. . .
Why should I even bother?
I’m writing this blog, because every now and then I need to pep talk myself into moving beyond the “meeting expectations” column. Time passes whether or not I make decisions; whether or not I choose to take the opportunities that, for a fragment of a second are presented to me like platters of fancy finger food at an elitist party.
I’ve never been very keen on the whole YOLO culture, but I think there’s a difference between doing something mindless for a fleeting experience, and taking a risk because one dares to develop and grow.
It's scary to take initiative, and step into a position where you surrender control over who can judge you.
I probably shouldn't be writing this blog. But then again...