I wasn’t even sure that I was going start a new blog. I suppose I was content dreaming about being a writer of some kind. I’d been telling my friends for years that I really wanted to write. That I think I could do it professionally, but I never took any real steps to write anything at all.
Instead, I would read books about writing. I would listen to YouTube videos and podcasts about goal setting and self-improvement. I would take their advice and write out plans and make checklists. I really felt like I was doing something.
One day, I came upon a keynote speech by Seth Godin, and he called me right out. Now obviously, Seth doesn’t know me but what he had to say in his speech hit me like a ton of bricks. He basically said that if the time is never right, if you spend all your time getting ready to do something but never actually do it, you’re just hiding.
He said that it’s fear that keeps us in a continuous state of preparing. That we do little things that feel like progress, but those are just a pacifier to keep us from making the leap. And he’s so right about that.
Seth writes in his blog every day if he doesn’t care if anyone reads a word of it. That’s inspiring to me. So I’m going to try to do the same. Every few days, hopefully several times a week, I will post something to this blog. I’m going to come out of hiding.
I do hope that what I put down here is interesting to some and perhaps even sparks some discussion, But I’m going in as though no one will ever read it. Because it’s not about reading it at this point, it’s about writing it.
I can’t promise it will always be exciting. I can’t promise perfect grammar. I will probably abuse the comma and mangle the sentence structure. But I will do my best to provide some quality content whenever I can.
This blog will be about life, manhood, being a dad and a husband and everything all of that has to offer. I hope you enjoy it.
So thank you, Seth. I needed that.