I have now written more than 115 articles on my blog about a wide variety of topics. The quality of those fluctuated greatly between posts though.
I have re-read some of my articles recently and could see some clear mistakes in the way some were written. Whether it be the grammar or construction of the articles, I couldn’t easily say I am proud of all I have written so far.
Yet, all those articles, whether well written or not, have contributed to my writing style improving and my thought-process to get clearer.
While reading my articles, I could sense I was being disappointed in myself for many mistakes. But it also brought to mind how far I had come. To be able to notice mistakes and appreciate the “well-written” articles is not something I would have been able to do a few months back.
Furthermore, looking back itself is proof that I haven’t given up and am still thriving to succeed, to improve myself.
No matter what the topic is, you are bound to make mistakes, to fail in some aspects. Getting yourself hold up by those will prevent you from improving altogether.
If you look at any CEO or successful person, their life stories all contain a certain amount of failure. Sometimes, it’s even shocking to see how they could go through hell and keep looking positive.
But they learned from their mistakes. The hardships actually allowed them to get better and handle similar situations in the future.
When it comes to writing, few are the ones whose first book was a hit. They first had to write thousands of pages, getting turned down, write more and getting turned down again and again before finally succeeding.
Little by little their critical, analytic and creative mind allows them to find the path they were meant to be on, learning from where they failed.
While writing a blog for 6 months is a feat I have never done in the past and surprises me almost daily, in the whole scheme of things, it is still a short span of time.
So I will keep on writing, failing, improving and one day, the overall average of my articles will be incredible.
I know it will happen so I will strive for it.
And you should too.