Short Thoughts 1: Short Thoughts

I’ve been wondering why I haven’t released a (proper) blog publicly since August last year, and I’ve boiled it down to two things:

  1. Fear
  2. Cognitive load

I have been writing a fair bit of stuff privately (and have even been giving presentations on the things I have written) but when it comes time to publish something here – I pull out, fearful of what people might say or how they may react. The reason for this is that what I have been writing about is not any longer primarily fitness based, but more lifestyle and opinion based – comments on things I see and hear in the world around me – and opening myself up to this type of scrutiny is something I haven’t felt comfortable doing, not until this point anyway.

The second part of why I haven’t published anything since August is what I am calling cognitive load – I have had a huge amount of work going on with the studio and entertainment businesses that I just have not wanted to invest the time in writing, editing, re-writing and releasing anything with fleshy substance and then dealing with the plethora of comments, discussions and follow-ups that inevitably occur post-publishing.

Lately though, I have started to shift things in my head. I have started to ask myself about the things in life that I wish to do and asking myself why or how I am going to start working towards these things. Publishing blogs is one of those things. So what I have decided to do is release a series of posts I shall title ‘Short Thoughts’ – short thoughts (~300 to 500 words) on the things I think about or see and wish to comment on. The (working) titles of a few ideas I already have written down are:

  • Why I hate email
  • Investing vs manifesting (and why you should invest)
  • Why comfortable will kill you
  • How I made $150,000 in my spare time and
  • Why I get up at 4:30am to write blogs

My reasoning behind the titles is mainly to short-circuit the mental software that keeps telling me I don’t have the ‘time’ to write blogs and get my ideas out there – I have the time, I just have to prioritise it better.

And that fear thing? Fuck it. I’ve realised I cannot let myself be paralysed by the fear of something that may or may not occur. I’d rather throw some ideas out there and see how they stick, and if they don’t – That’s a lesson learned.

So bear with me, thank you all for your patience thus far and you’ll be hearing from me again soon.

J.

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