As I learnt more about writing skills, I spotted areas I left unattended in the past. This invoked a paralysis.
While learning more did good to me, it also weighed me down to the point I worried over the words that I penned. Often, I looked up some confusing words in the dictionary and sometimes eliminated them when they became foggy.
Another thing that put the brakes on my writing was the consciousness of not conveying my thoughts distinctly. I preferred to pass a detailed message that gives readers unbiased satisfaction. Many times, I wrote a complete piece and deleted it or delayed its release so that I scrutinise it.
Was learning more wrong? No.
Was scrutinising my pieces wrong? No.
Many writers today can't take a step because they lack confidence in themselves, they are afraid of making mistakes, or they seek perfection. These things won't come as a single package before you launch. Sometimes it took me years to notice some mistakes that embarrassed me, but I moved on.
Do you fall under the category of people who spend time and resources to learn a skill but fail to practise what they have learnt?
It is good to learn every day but it will create a tremendous impact when you practise what you learn. You will gain confidence, be less fearful, and become perfect as you journey on. “Continuous learning is the minimum requirement for success in any field”- Brian Tracy.
Decide today that nothing will hold you back from creating your reality. Too much analysis leads to paralysis. Strive for perfection, but don't let it hold you back. Always remember that you are a work-in-progress even when you reach your destination.