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Hard work

I'm not afraid of a little hard long as it has a point.

If I don't see a clear cause-and-effect relationship, there's a good chance I won't follow through with a given task.

I am always ready to welcome hard work with open arms as long as it brings me closer to my goals.

The thing is, I need to be more ruthless with these goals and how I determine what is important and what isn't. When you solidify something and write it down, it becomes real.

After all, this is the only way to create a litmus test for future priorities.

Otherwise, I will continue to fumble along without intention.

A fear of mediocracy

My mind is foggy and I'm scrolling through Twitter for ideas.

Why? Do I expect inspiration to jump out at me or is simply the path of least resistance?

I don't think anyone has ever found what they are looking for while scrolling unless it's a distraction from real life.

Instead, I should be turning inward and listening to my inner voice.

At this point, I'm afraid no one will be interested in the stories I have to tell. I'm afraid no one will find me funny or thought-provoking. I'm afraid I'll be seen as mediocre or average.

Honestly, this last one might be my biggest fear. I'm tired of fumbling from one thing to the next without having anything extraordinary to show for it.

Come to think of it, I'm sure others feel exactly the same way. I'm sure they would like to know they're not alone.

Maybe this is a perfect reason to share my writing with others.