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One of Life's most valuable skills is yours to claim. As with any skill, start small and develop a consistent habit aligned with what interests you.
“But words are things, and a small drop of ink,
Falling like dew, upon a thought, produces
That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think.” — Lord Byron
We all learn best by doing.
Writing is one of those skills. It improves with deliberate practice. If you aspire to be a writer, cast aside fear of failure or being judged and just start writing. Then keep writing.
The more content you create with writing, the better you get at doing it. You find your true identity as an author over time. Skill and identity grow in equal measure with practical application.
Writers are entrepreneurs who create value from the words they write and share with others. They discover things about themselves and the world they live in. They expand the minds of countless others through mere words.
Writing positions you as a legitimate authority based on the value people associate with the content you produce. This process occurs gradually as trust is built with readers. Opportunity unfurls as content resonates.
Building a following as a writer is an investment of time. It can take six months or more to get traction. While a following builds, the love of what you do must sustain.
So how do you start with one of Life’s most valuable skills?
Choose a time of day when there are no distractions.
Choose a comfortable place conducive to writing and thinking.
Start by collecting and sharing ideas immediately.
Start with the size of a sentence or a small paragraph.
Do it every day for as little as 15 minutes.
The length and time will expand naturally.
Writing is much easier when you...
Share with others
Focus on ideas of interest
The world is eager to hear what you have to say. And the best time to start is NOW!
🤔 Food for Thought:
Do you struggle to write?
What is causing the most friction?
How can you make it easier?
⚙️ One Small Step:
Create a simple, frictionless system for collecting small notes about ideas you run across. It can be a notebook or a notes app. After collecting a dozen, keep going while publishing one each day on Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. Congrats! You are now a writer.