Learning new things ruins everything
I’ve been spending a lot of time reading / listening to books about writing.
More specifically, I’ve been reading about writing comedy and basic sales copy writing.
Both are styles that are punchy, short and dense.
Both are have a lot of best practices and rules.
As I process this information, my ability to just spew out a blog post has been impacted and impaired.
There’s a lot of theory that I’m playing with in my rough notes.
Today, I got stuck.
I got stuck critiquing ideas.
I got stuck attempting to refine my work and make something good.
My desire to produce something better began to interfear with my ability to ship you something at all.
There’s a dance in all creativity between coming up with lots of material and refining our best work.
While working to improve, my new tendency is to err on the side of sharing something incomplete.
This is a switch for me. For a long time I would listen to that editor voice and keep refining with the hope that this next thing would be the magic sollution to my woes.
Are you like me?
When you get learning new things, new techniques and new ways of seeing, new methodologies of doing what ever, do you want to instantly start cramming this into your work?
Does this ‘new way of seeing things’ become ‘the answer’?
Does this slow you down and make your foolsletter show up much later in the day than you might like?
What would happen if you merely trusted that the imporant parts of the lessons would trickle in?
What would happen if your voice were more important to share than those of your teachers