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Write something

Writing will prove to be a great burden if you insist on maintaining your perfectionism.

If you must say it perfectly, you will find it difficult to say anything.

If you fear mistakes, you will be reluctant to tap the "publish" icon.

If typographical errors cause you to tremble with humiliation, blogging may not be your forte.

These phobias can be overcome and you can emerge as a carefree, candid, and fallible blogger just like me. in fact, you can emerge as a self-publishing machine with multiple "correctables" if you will take this simple advice:


You may not think you have anything about which to write. It doesn't matter. You may not have the right words. No one cares. (Make them up if you must as I just did.) You may not feel accomplished. Practice. You may doubt that anyone wants to read you. Don't worry about it.

Just write. The ideas will come. The words will come. The people will come to read.

Lose the perfectionism and get on with it. If you have the itchy urge, follow it.

you can fix your mistakes later.

Be bold; be vulnerable; be free.

Write something!

"Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest." - Eccleisastes 9:10

Words Matter

Words matter because, in some mysterious way, they are alive.

"Logos," is defined most often as "word," but it is also "principle," "idea," "truth," or "the things spoken of." It is also the act of speaking.

It is both in-transient and dynamic.

You speak a word, with our without intent, and the DNA of that word plants itself in the soul of the hearer. There, is is influenced by biases and that soul's own hunger. It takes root and bears fruit.

We ought to choose our words so that they are clear, compelling, compassionate, and consistent with what we truly want they to convey and accomplish.

We ought to choose them before we speak them. Choose them with intent and purpose. Choose them knowing that after we release them, we will no longer have control over how they are received or what they will do in the lives of others.

We need to remember that words matter and that they can build up or tear down.

Let us speak to edify.

"A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver." - Proverbs 25:11

Say It

Here is a little formula for saying what you want to say: S.A.Y.- I.T.


S - Search your own heart and mind for what you really want to convey.

A - Assess your audience so that you can access their attention.

Y - Yell softly. Choose high impact words. Notice how the room gets quiet to hear a whisper.


I - Involve multiple senses and receptors.

T - Terminate before you lose attention. It is better to stop short and leave the door open for future interaction.