Starting is hard.
Intros are tricky.
Here’s a few other things I know to be true:
1) You don’t have to have a snazzy website to start creating content.
You don’t even need a website. You can share content anywhere.
Try LinkedIn. Or Instagram.
Or write way too long of a comment on someone else’s post.
2) You don’t have to have a niche, either.
Sometimes I think: Once I know what I want to be “known for,” then I’ll start creating.
Lame. How can you know what you want to be known if you’re not creating anything?
Start creating. See what sticks. Learn along the way.
3) You don’t have to be polished or perfect to hit “publish” or “share.”
We’re creating content for other humans. Humans like to enjoy content from other humans. Because we’re all human, and sometimes it’s nice to be reminded of that. 😉
Your imperfect self is more relatable than anything else you can pretend to be.
And that’s a fact.
So just accept where you are, and be kind to yourself.
Celebrate each baby step.
As much as it’s exciting to think about the end goal (like a website with tons of amazing post), it should be equally exciting to hit “share” on your 5th piece of content ever.
Get excited about the post you put out today. Not because of how many likes it got. But just simply because you did it and made one step in the direction of your goal.
It’s one thing to say it, and another to do it. I’m preaching to myself right now.
I’ve been wanting to write some things for a while now. And tonight I thought, “I better get my outdated website ready for a fresh post.”
But deep down I knew it’d be better to get a REAL post out rather than expel tonight’s creative energy on rebuilding a website that will likely take much longer than a single night.
It’s probably EVEN HARDER to start writing on a beautiful website. (Am I the only one who can do nothing but stare at beautiful things when they’re finished?)
So here’s to just doing something. Doing one thing to move you toward your goal.
For me, that’s getting into the rhythms of creating, and hitting “publish.”
What’s one step you’ll take toward your goal this week? 🙂