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By Christopher Mance II

Today represents 199 days in a row of writing a daily blog. One of the most important things I’m learning on this journey is the art of loving bad ideas.

Most days I wake up and I have no idea what to write about. Some days I don’t come up with something until very late and don’t publish anything until 11:59pm.

Struggling to come up with a topic to write about is mentally frustrating. However, this gets even more frustrating on days after I actually write something that people really like and connect with. I tend to have the worst ideas on those days.

This is why I am starting to love those bad ideas. I now know that without bad ideas you can’t have good ideas. Furthermore, fighting through the days to write even when my ideas suck and I’m afraid I can’t follow-up on a previous success is teaching me two valuable lessons:

  1. You can’t have writers block when you have a deadline you refuse to miss
  2. Being successful at something does not reduce the fear of failure, it increases it. However, it also increases your courage to face it.

By Christopher Mance II

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