I laugh at myself when I sit down and say “I have nothing to write about.”
I think we have something like 50,000 thoughts on an average day. New experiences and ideas and doubts and adventures.
There’s always something to say.
The hard part is saying it. The hard part is putting it out there, even though you know it’s “not that good.”
Let me tell you a secret. Most of what you create is going to suck.
So what I do is a keep creating, I keep writing, I keep putting it out there because this is my work. I show up when I am called into work. I hope you do as well.
This isn’t the article that’s going to go viral. This isn’t the one that gets retweeted by some pop star and gets me a spot on someone’s YouTube show. This isn’t what turns me into an overnight success. That won’t happen for a few more years. But when it does, it will have been a result of nights like these.
This is the most important thing I’ll ever say because this is what I am saying right now. There’s nothing outside of that. I’m in today, I’m in the right now.
The more I write and the bigger my blog gets, the more I’m starting to paint a picture of what my mission is. I think I am supposed to help people find their voice, to show their work and to say something.
You don’t speak up in hopes that the world will hear you. You speak up in hopes that the right people will hear you, the people you wish to serve.
I once said that “service is the currency of the Gods.”
It’s one of the only original ideas I’ve ever had. I keep coming back to this idea, this concept of service, this notion of contributing to the world around you.
It all starts with a connection. It all starts by clearing your thought and speaking up. It all starts when you raise your hand and you announce that you have something to say.
Whatever it is, I want to hear it.