I have 3 drafts ready to be published, but for some reason, I am not able to publish them, I feel like they are not good enough, maybe this is perfectionism kicking in, maybe I am facing what is normally called resistance, but practicing your craft, again and again, is how a person gets better.
Even in your craft, you might be facing some resistance, you might be feeling the tinge that your work is not good enough, so I want to share a small story with you.
The Parable of Pottery class
60 students in a pottery class were divided into 2 groups,
Group 1 had 30 days to make a perfect pot while group two had to make a pot every day for the 30 days.
and we might think that since group one has more time so they would eventually make a better pot, but as it turns out, Group 2 made better pots towards the end of the 30 days, which says that a perfect result dosent exist.
So, if you are starting out and feel that your work isn’t good enough, a good strategy is to keep practicing your craft.
Great doesn’t exist, good overtime becomes great.
“most of my posts are below average, I don’t publish a post today cause it’s the best post I’ve ever written, I publish it because I publish a new post every day.– Seth Godin (Author of 19 bestsellers, blogging daily for 17 years)
Lay a brick today
Rome was not built in a day, but bricks were laid every hour.
Likewise, you don’t have to publish your best work today, you just have to take the one step, you just have to lay that one brick and letter your efforts compound. the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Question for the day?
What action will my future self thank me for, If I just take the first step?