Don’t Wait Until the Journey is Over

Today is day two of my 20-post August blogging goal. It’s not just an exercise in blogging; I'm learning to document where I’m at and what I have to share with others.

I'm working on sharing my human experiences with others who might find them helpful, and not waiting until I feel like I'm an "expert" to get started.

It’s about the journey, not the destination

We’ve heard this a thousand times in many variations: it’s not about where you’re going, it’s how you get there.

Nowadays online, it can be tough to assert yourself in a sea of experts. It can be frustrating and disappointing to realize that you’re not always the expert that people want to hear from.

But that’s the beauty of a blog and a writing practice like this: you can document the journey you take to "experthood". If you wait until you’ve arrived as an expert, you’ll lose some of the most important lessons you’re learning along the way. 

Don’t silence yourself

So when you’re working on a project or learning something new, don’t fall silent. Talk about the process with your friends and peers, tell your family what it is that you’re up to.

This isn’t just for creative work. Maybe you’re a student, or maybe you’re learning new software at your job. Immerse yourself in that learning.

Don't spend the next ten thousand hours waiting for the moment that your skills are considered valuable. Instead, value what you already know and cherish what there is still to learn. You are human, and you are always growing.

Take time today to recognize that there is immense value in the process itself.