I am not a great writer.
I am a perfectionist.
This is my 131st draft.
I am doing it all wrong…
Modern technology has blessed us with these amazing tools.
While old-school typewriters only gave us one try, word processors allow for unlimited editing at no extra cost.
This “freedom” comes at a cost though.
Unlimited editing is a little bit like living in the movie groundhog day.
Knowing that you can edit at any time can become paralyzing.
We are no longer forced to give it our best.
We can give it a 70% effort and get away with it.
Afterall, we can just edit away.
The problem gets worse, each edit raises the bar.
Maybe we can do better.
Maybe just this “one” sentence.
The truth is, I am not perfect.
And no matter how much I try, there will never be a perfect text.
Even if there was, there would always be someone who wouldn’t like it…
Instead of spending another hour on perfecting my article, I just published it, with all the bad grammar and possibly a few spelling mistakes.
Why did I change my mind?
Because there is only one life.
I had a choice.
I could either continue to procrastinate.
Trying to perfect this “one perfect article”, and then in the end never publish it because it wasn’t good enough.
Or we can start to perform every moment of your life.
Give it my best every single time
And then publish 100 imperfect articles.
Every time I do, I get a little bit better.
We’re in this together.
Let’s move forward.