I Admit It. This Blog Sucks.
5 minutes ago, I finished watching a speech about dreaming big and completing our goals.
Something that the speaker said really resonated with me.
His need for perfectionism stopped him from acting on his ideas, because he feared his work would not be 'perfect' or good enough.
I get that.
As many kind readers have been reminding me recently with 'Sanam, where the hell are your posts?!' messages, it's become obvious to me that it's this fear and perfectionism that's holding me back.
I have so many ideas about what I could do with this blog that would be helpful to you guys (you have no idea how many posts are in draft right now, not published, because I don't think they're good enough, it's ridiculous!).
It's time for me to get over my made up fears and just put those posts out there.
When I think about doing this, a Seth Godin quote comes to mind:
"It's not our job to judge our work. It's our job to create it as best as we can".
So starting from this post, that's what I'm going to do.
I'll leave it up to you to decide whether you think my work is helpful enough or not.
Plus, here are some other changes I'll be making to the blog:
What currently sucks about the blog and needs improving:
1- Irregular posting (my last post was over a month ago. *Guilty as charged*).
2- Sometimes I include advice in my posts that I haven't thoroughly tested, so how do I know if they really work? Everything seems doable in theory, but what about in practise?
3- The posts don't always address burning student problems for the aspiring super achiever.
4- Posts are too long. if I can say something in 500 words, why long it out to a few thousand?
What's going to change around here:
1- I'm going to stop being a perfectionist and just get my posts out there on a regular bi-monthly basis, like promised.
2- The blog will have a new experimental focus where I test out the advice I'm giving and discuss the pro's and con's that I've experienced with them. Plus, practical 'homework' tips will be included about how to implement the advice I've given. After all, it's not enough to know something, its all about doing it.
3- Posts will be focused on developing the mentality of a super achiever (hence the new website name) and addressing 3 mental barriers that hold people like us back:
- Fear of failure
- Fear of what others think about you/what you're doing.
4- I'll do long posts only when they're necessary. Otherwise they'll be short 500-words-or-less posts, like this one.
Also, I want to ask you something (please leave your answer in a comment below):
- What problems are you currently facing at the moment in your pursuit of becoming a super-achiever at school? (I'll make a note of your feedback so that I know what areas I can best help you with in future posts).
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It's going to be about making a studying timetable that you can actually stick to (and I've spent over a month testing out the advice to make sure it's useful for you!).
PS. Here's who deserves a bear hug today:
- Seth Godin and Darren Rowse for their wise words that finally got me off my butt and posting
- AMAX Model Management for the photo
- You guys, for your kind harassment about keeping up with the posts. I appreciate it! :)