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A meta-blog

Meta-blog: n., a blog about a blog. 

I've just had such an insightful comment on my blog Bad writing, the price of good writing that I thought it merited a blog all of its own. 

This really is a comforting thought - I don't know how many times I have been staring at an empty screen (or an empty piece of paper), thinking that it's impossible to start. It's not impossible to start, it's just difficult to be open to failure.

What a beautiful way of putting it. Being open to failure is one of those invisbly hard things: our instinct to protect ourselves from failure is so deep that most of the time we're not even aware of a conscious decision, 'I won't start this, because I may fail.' If we DID articulate it like that to ourselves, of course, we'd soon see straight through it and it would lose its power to keep us stuck/safe (it's hard to tell them apart sometimes). 

So thank you Susann Aavanen Biveros for taking the time to write such a thoughtful and insightful comment - that phrase will stay with me, and I hope help me catch the times when I'm afraid to be open to failure and haven't even realised it. 


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