I’m tired, I can’t write today.
I don’t feel like pushing the envelope right now.
I don’t think what I have to say matters.
What if I make a fool out of myself?
Oh but I know he’ll dismiss what I write.
I’m not important.
I’m really in over my head here…
All examples of statements that could be followed-up with a statement like “I have nothing to say.”
But the only way to stand out and make something that matters is to take a chance and speak up. Sure we might be wrong, there might be a backlash, there could be critics. Isn’t it funny though, how the naysayers are usually the ones who stand back, the ones who stay in the stands, the armchair coaches who decide to play it safe?
That doesn’t mean what you put out there is flawless, but it does mean that taking a chance is the only way to make something that matters.