My wife came to me with concern a while back.
She had just read the latest article that I had posted to my business website and found lots of grammatical errors. She said that it was poor to have an article with such blatant errors on what was supposed to be my professional website.
I explained that I was no longer trying to have everything perfect, but just wanted to build the habit of writing. (Yeah, I’ve been trying to build this habit a while now.)
She disagreed that this was the way to do it, that I must have some sort of standard and it should show professionalism.
I saw where she was coming from. At the time, my goal was not to be professional (and to some extent, I still don’t try to be "professional") but to just get in the habit of writing and putting ideas out there.
And I stopped writing.
I would then write something after I have properly researched it, and edited it. It would take me weeks to put something out.
As I said of my challenge in writing every day, I am still trying to conquer my procrastination and fear of failure. And the best way to do that is to just do something that scares you; that makes you feel vulnerable.
And I restarted writing.
And more so, writing my blog on the Internet for all to see.
I don’t think my writing is all that good. I see others out there with their nice structure and ideas that come together. And then compare it with mine that’s a mishmash of whatever stuff comes out of my head at the time.
And yet I keep writing.
I will practice. I will make mistakes. I will learn. I will get better.
I may never become perfect, but I will be many times better than when I started. Because execution is the key.
I will write about all the things I care about and everything I am doing. I may have thousands of readers, or maybe none at all. I may even win an award, or gain some critics. People may love me, or hate me. Or just don’t care at all.
And even then, I will still be writing.