Having the confidence to follow through

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Sometimes you just have to leap! (Photo by Cam Adams on Unsplash)

I didn’t blog yesterday. Actually, that’s not quite true. I did write a blog yesterday but I didn’t post it.

Why? Because I didn’t think it was good enough. Something was missing. I worried people would read it and think: “So?” But then I felt bad. I felt I had let myself down. I made a commitment a couple of weeks ago to blog every day and I hadn’t done it. I had also spent time writing something which then didn’t get used. Time I would have liked to have spent in plenty of other ways.

It’s a good reminder to myself that you won’t always achieve everything you want to. This is a marathon and not a sprint and just because I missed one day, it doesn’t mean the whole project is invalid. I also know that not every blog will go?down well with my audience. Blogging is a risk. You are publicly stating your opinions. Some people will disagree with you but that’s not a reason to not press publish. I have to have the confidence to publish anyway.

Blogging is also a process. It’s an opportunity for me to develop as a writer and to develop my ideas. I blog about my business, entrepreneurship, writing, content marketing, ideas and my life. It’s an eclectic mix but hopefully one which you find interesting.

I should also remember that it’s ok to fail and learn from it.

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Rachel Extance

Award-winning journalist and blogger. I help service-based business owners communicate who they are, what they do, and why. If you struggle to talk about yourself on your website or your content marketing, get in touch with me.

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2 Responses

  1. The best lessons in life are generally not from our successes but from when we get it wrong.
    And we always learn more from the journey than from the destination
    The real failure is when we fail to learn from the mistakes we make

    Keep on blogging!

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