Not many people know this about me, but I’ve always wanted to be a writer. At times I’ve convinced myself that I didn’t want to be a writer, but in my heart, it was always true.
School had me convinced that making a living as a writer was a longshot. Other people would have had me believe that pursuing a career as a writer would be financially unfulfilling.
As I settle into being an adult, I’m starting to find that neither of these things is true.
That leads me into tonight’s quote.
“Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly until you can learn to do it well”– Zig Ziglar
Before I dropped out of college, I made a few slight attempts at blogging. Nothing ever came of it, though. I just never managed to get my thoughts in order.
I was a mess back then.
I never would have imagined that some years down the road, I’d have become a freelance writer. It is funny how things change. I’ve always been a good writer, but not necessarily good enough to make a living from it (or so I thought).
From the moment I decided to commit to rebranding myself as a freelance writer, things have definitely been tough. Honestly, I sucked at first. My first few jobs were a total crap shoot.
But as I’ve studied blogging and copywriting as a craft, one thing has become totally clear.
As long as you are willing to look like a jackass for a while, eventually you can do anything.
Unfortunately for most people, publicly looking like a jackass isn’t necessarily the easiest thing to get comfortable with.
Sorry guys, to get what you want, sometimes you just have to be Steve-o.
Do you want it bad enough?
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