The simple act of writing

As a writer, social media consultant, web designer, researcher, and dabbler into too many things to mention, I often don’t complete my personal projects in a timely manner because of self-doubt and mind chatter. selfdoubt

The simple act of writing a blog post about my day or some other random but non-critical issue, can send me twirling into conflicts and doubt, not to mention sparking numerous new ideas that sometimes cause my posts to be rambling.

Then, of course, comes the moment when I have to hit the “Publish” button. That’s when I begin to wonder if I should even have written the piece. I cannot tell you how many blog posts I have deleted over the years.

doubt_kills_dreamsThat’s one of the reasons I am posting at this blog, SandraJ.today. My main focus here is to post something short but interesting, whether it be humorous, political, or informative.

So let’s get on with it.

Today I found someone with similar problems and he wrote a brilliant article about overcoming: The Insecure Designer. Read it if you have self-doubts, or if you know someone who does.

Here is a quote he shared:

“Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to do an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work.” Chuck Close

 

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