This is day 47 of me writing one post a day on the Renaissance Life. I’ve had many days (like today) where I not able to sit down to write until 10:30 PM. (😴) Yet I sit down and ship the best post I have in me. I’m sure when I look back at them they won’t all be great. (Ugh what was I thinking?!) Perhaps I’m even rehashing the same ideas in different ways. It doesn’t matter,
It’s all a part of the process of stretching your capacity.
Being exceptionally doesn’t come on the first round.
You never want to run a marathon on your first day of trying out running. (Let me see what this running thing is all about)A bestselling book doesn’t happen from cramming a writing session in the night before. It takes the accumulation of experience, thinking, observing researching, writing, editing, building a platform and marketing. You don’t become a hip hop artist by rap-a-longing with Drake or Logic.
But you do become a runner when you get off the couch and put on your shoes and run. You become a writer when you start writing your book. You become hip hop artists by practicing your own rhymes and getting up on stage.
Along the way you’re going to have some failures and misses.
Own them — Own the crap. Because the crap will is just obstacles on your way to creating something great.
Babe Ruth was the king of home runs, but he was also the king of strikeouts.
People won’t remember your strikeouts if you crowd them out with home runs.
But you can’t hit a home run without going up to the plate. Sure, you might strikeout instead, but not trying and giving it your all is the worst form of strikeout you can do.
(So many baseball analogies…)
Stay BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner