Notes on doing it — Day #363: This is me fighting fear of imperfection
Alright. I’m getting real close to hitting one year of writing and publishing an article each and every day. That is such a crazy milestone for me to think about. But it does come with a downside. I’m beginning to think too much. Let me explain.
One of the biggest struggles I faced when I first set out to build this habit was fear of imperfection. Writing felt so difficult because I felt like every word had to be perfect, even though I was just trying to practice. Posting articles that I wasn’t too happy about (as well as better ones) definitely helped me overcome that fear. However, now that I’m closing in on one year of writing I begin to feel the pressure rise again. Like I’m expecting myself to do better because these articles seem more important.
These are articles I expect myself to re-read when I’m trying to measure my improvement throughout the year. But that wasn’t actually my intention when I first set out to do this. I just wanted to practice and take notes on how to do the things I want to do. To fight fear of imperfection.
Therefore I’m going to end this post abruptly and imperfectly. Because that’s what really matters. To dare to make things that aren’t perfect yet.