I am going to try to wake early and write as the first thing I do. So waking at about 6:30, maybe earlier in the future, and before looking at any texts or emails or media I will sit down and write.
Writing is something I have wanted to do for a long time but its one of the hardest things for me to do. I feel like I'm not a person who writes, like I'm not intelligent enough to do it. So if I do then anyone reading will see how stupid I actually am. I guess in my head I've said to myself that I would start when I was better at it but that is so backwards. I cant become a good writer unless I go through being a terrible writer. Listening to a Seanwes podcast, they had a good point about this. If you look at lifting weights, you don't start out at 100kgs. You build up to that weight over a long period of time. When I think about writing, its like I'm thinking I will start when I can lift 100kg and if I cant then I'm a failure and I'm not going to even try. That's obviously a backwards way of looking at it but when it comes to something like writing my brain seemed to think it made perfect sense.
I'm guessing the reason for this is that my brain is trying to protect me from the fear of being seen as stupid. So starting today I'm going to wake early and write as the first thing I do. Its going to be terrible quality and in a year when I look back I'm going to cringe. But if I want to get anywhere I'm going to have to start today.
Check out the Seanwes episode here: http://seanwes.com/tv/039-it-all-starts-with-writing/