Why we write, why I don’t want to write, and why I’m writing anyway

At BTL, we write for 3 reasons:

  1. To slow down
  2. To influence ourself
  3. To put ourself on the hook

I’ve been personally writing (BTL style) since 2008 when I met Chet (a.k.a. Chicker, to me) and he started building into me as a young, dumb, passionate fool.  Chicker pushed me to write and over time, MY writing lead ME to clarity about MY purpose:

Help people discover who they were made to be AND how to live in alignment with what you believe

And so I recently joined this band of elite builders who, I discovered from my writing, all believe what I believe.  Now don’t miss the point here: I joined an ELITE group, a group that has lots of experience, wisdom, knowledge and skills that are exceptional.  One of those skills involves writing for this blog.  Hence, why I don’t want to write for this blog.  Hence, why I’m writing anyway.

I have learned over the years that you don’t get better sitting idly by, you must productively practice through the fear, anger, pain, failure, etc.  So here I am, leaning into it so that I get stronger.  I hope this post, and the many more to follow, might also be an encouragement to others who need to step out beyond their comfort zone and get after their OPUS.

Together we improve my friends, together we improve.

6 thoughts on “Why we write, why I don’t want to write, and why I’m writing anyway

  1. David,
    Thanks for sharing. I agree. Writing is crucial and even if uncomfortable we need to get out of our comfort zone to unearth what’s deep down. Writing definitely does this! Good wisdom here.

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