Friday, February 7, 2014

Five Minute Friday: Write

Joining in with the group over at Lisa-Jo Baker's blog for Five Minute Friday again this week. This week's word is "write."
Five Minute Friday: Bare

When you write, you put yourself out there. You put your thoughts and ideas out for the world to read. And you hope they take your words the way you meant them. You hope that your point was clear and there isn't any confusion.

To be a writer, you have to push beyond the fear. Beyond the fear that you have nothing to say. Beyond the fear that you're not good enough to write anything.

It's only when you step out and take the chance of putting yourself out there that you are able to share what you have to say. And sometimes there are people who will read what you write that need to hear what you have to say.

But for people to hear what you have to say, you have to risk being hurt. You have to risk being misunderstood. You have to risk being misquoted by others.

If your message is important to you, you will put yourself out there in the midst of fear and take the risk to share what you feel you need to share. And you will share it whether one person reads it or many more. The numbers of those who read it won't be important - knowing that you shared the message you had to share will be what is important.


  1. This was really inspiring considering I just posted one with the wrong prompt. I'm a first timer and I'm learning. I'm constantly pushing beyond the notion that I am not a professional writer, blogger, or motivational speaker. While there are so many wonderful speakers and writers out there that have years of expertise dripping from their content, I'm here online making mistakes. Thank you for your encouraging authenticity.

    1. You only learn if you take the chance and make the mistake. Keep at it.