I’ve been in a rut the past few months - and in an even worse one the past week. I’ve felt stuck, metaphorically-speaking, and my life felt as though it wasn’t going where I wanted it to go fast enough. I thought about all the things I wanted to do, but how little I did in terms of getting them accomplished. I was lazy, unmotivated, and bored. But then I read this article, and my perspective changed. I wasn’t any of those things, I was just afraid. I was afraid of starting something because of the risk of failure. I was afraid to keep writing on this blog, or at all, because I believed no one was, and ever would be, reading it. The paralyzing reality of fear, as the article argues, is what keeps us from ever stepping towards our dreams. Instead of failing, we simply choose to do nothing. Of course, that’s no way to live. So what does the article suggest as a solution? To follow Nike’s words, and “Just Do It”. It doesn’t matter if you fail, it doesn’t matter if you don’t make millions. What matters is that you don’t live the rest of your days wondering “What if I hadn’t let fear keep me from doing what I needed to do?”
So I guess that’s what I’m trying to do. Maybe this blog is falling on deaf ears, or maybe a once-finished novel won’t even be published. At least I would have been able to say I tried.