It’s not the trying, but the doing that counts

Let me be honest. I’ve been trying to take out time to write a post for the past couple of weeks. And I’ve always procrastinated the act of writing to something easier — reading or even watching YouTube for entertainment. Guilty all the same.

At times, priorization doesn’t work… your brain looks for a more efficient and easy way to entertain itself. Writing is hard work (thought it doesn’t have to be that way) and doesn’t come naturally. Talking does. Writing doesn’t. The comparison might sound a little absurd, but essentially we’re communicating. Different mediums that are elemental to say the least.

I think the most effective way to communicate is to express yourself freely. Journaling helps, though for the past couple of days I haven’t journaled. I’ve managed to find something that’s even more appealing — work! But besides that, I think journaling is a great tool to get into the habit of observing and expressing yourself.

A blog like this can be extension of your thoughts that you think can be valuable to your audience or some random person looking for guidance or inspiration. (You don’t really have to be a motivational writer, being direct is the simplest way to motivate anyone!) The important thing is to commit to a schedule and follow through.

Most of the budding writers out there worry about the frequency of the posts. I’d say “do what you can” and forget about the rest. You’re building a body of your work, it doesn’t have to be perfect, but it’s got to be there.

I like Seth Godin’s response to the question, “Do you write everyday?” It’s a simple one — “Do you talk everyday?” Need I say more?

There’s more to the act of doing that counts at the end of the day than the intent of trying. Be a doer! I just did. What are you waiting for?

PS: It’s been ages since I’ve talked about marketing or something related to it… something to think about!