I haven’t written in a while. Why? I’ve been trying to figure out the answer to that question, and I think I now know.
I want you to like me…I want you to be moved by my writing…I want to make you think…I want to touch your soul. I definitely don’t want to disappoint you.
So if I don’t have anything that seems significantly touching, I don’t write. It’s not that I don’t have anything to say, it’s just that I don’t think it’s deep enough, or profound enough, or important enough.
Well, I’ve decided to be done with that way of thinking. I’ve decided to write whether it seems especially touching or not. I’ve decided to write for myself, and pray that it also touches you. I’ve decided to stop evaluating my writing on whether it’s “good enough,” and instead, just let it be what it is. I’ve decided to stop over-thinking it.
It’s good for me, and hopefully, at least sometimes, it will be good for you.
Do you find yourself holding back from something that you love to do, simply because you’re afraid it won’t be “good enough” for others?