As an aspiring writer I always remind myself to stay calm and focus. Though my writing skills is not enough but Im trying to improve it and I believe that as long as you have the heart to be better, one day you will not realized how good you are. As an aspiring writers we have things that we should avoid it is the reason why some writers cannot write and doubt their capabilities. You have the skills all you need to do is to improved it and you cannot do it in one day it takes a process.
If you already convince yourself to write. Here are the words or thoughts that you should avoid.
A tail of our hundred reasons, if you have the will to write go on and chase it. Don't use the word "but" to hinder your will.
"I want to write but Im not fluent in english."
"I want to write but I think no one will read it"
"I want to write and published an article but their are lots of good writers here."
"I want to write but I do not have a formal degree in writing and my bio is so lame."
Let's counter all your "but" an excuse. When you are writing a piece its not important if you don't have degree, you're not fluent in english? No one will read it? Their are many good writers out their and you will be out shadow?
Well honestly speaking the most powerful tool in writing is not about degree. Its about our experience, most of the good articles is based on personal experience of a person and mostly they are one of the best sellers. Start writing based on your experience, you are good in cooking? Then you can write an article about the different recipes that you cooked. You are good in using musical instruments? You can make a journal about it. You are good in farming? You can write different tips on how to do a good farming. Theirs a lot of ways to be a writer and your experience is enough to be your motivation. You are still doubtful?
"I want to write but I don't have time Im busy with my work."
Another excuse? We have 24 hours everyday, if you really want to write you just need to find your motivation some writers write in a subway, in a coffee shop, in a canteen even in a restroom. You just need to manage your time wisely. If you have the motivation and limits on your time you can continue and those but excuses will fade away.
How can you deal with your regrets? Another block that will hinder your will to write.
"Im too old now, do I have the credibility to be a writer?"
"I should have write the things that I thought last week, now its gone."
"If I attended the different webinars/seminars about writing in the past then maybe I have some courage to be a writer."
Your regrets will make you demotivated, instead of pushing you towards your goal. Your regrets will push you backwards and will be stuck on it. Don't live with your regrets and do nothing because of you will continue to live with your regrets nothing will happened. Just remember as long as you are still alive you have the power to be want you want and continue to strive.
The most destructive habit, you are worrying for nothing. If you doubt yourself and overthink on different possibilities you will be forever stuck on those "what if" of your life.
"What if I cannot write a good piece and no one will like it."
"What if some people will laugh about my piece."
"What if people will judge about my writing skills."
Don't be stuck on your what if, you will never know the results unless you try. Its better to try and fail, be rejected than to failed and rejected without trying on it. Let's forget those what if's and fuel our determination to inspire other people by sharing our experience through writing. Find your happiness through writing. Forget those excuses, regrets and worries in life. If you do that, "Im so proud of you, you did it."