I love the story of Rudy.
A man against all odds becomes the hero. I believe everyone thinks themselves an unlikely hero. We have many faults, and it’s unlikely we will ever become “great.” At least, that’s the lie I tell myself.
When it comes to writing, I’m a Rudy. I have many faults that make me a poor writer. I write in the passive tone. I can’t spell to save my life. I write like I talk, which isn’t always coherent. I can’t communicate effectively in the verbal format.
I bask in wonder as I read my heroes’ blogs. I think to myself, “I could have wrote that blog. Why didn’t I?”
Like Rudy, I must practice to get to my “hero level.” Rudy would never be allowed on the field if he didn’t put in the hard work. I need to put in the time to get my chance at becoming great. One day, I want to score my touchdown.
I need to put in the time to get my chance at becoming great. One day, I want to score my touchdown.
For now, I have to settle for practicing.
I will never achieve great things with written words without this essential practice.
Like you, I know I have many books inside me. The New York Times says 81% of Americans want to write a book, but less than 1% actually finish a book.
I want to write about a Zombie who has an identity crisis.
I have a book within me about the struggles of chasing after success.
I’d love to write more on the struggles of a full-time employee working as a side-hustler while managing a family.
But for now, I’ll settle for one word at a time.
That’s why I’m committing to write daily for the 28 days of February.