Your first 100 blog posts will mostly suck.
Your first 100 podcasts will mostly suck too.
Your first 100 talks will not be perfect.
Your first 100 videos will be nightmares.
Nobody can pick up a ball and become a pro basketball player overnight.
Nobody can pick up a pen, then write and win a Pulitzer Prize right away.
Nobody is interesting during their first interview.
Nobody will walk on the stage without saying a few things wrong.
Nobody learns how to walk after the first step.
We all suck in the beginning.
Children can do what most adults fail to do.
We don’t become better by giving up. We keep trying.
Do babies stop trying to learn to walk after falling the first time? No, they keep trying
That is why everything seems to be possible when you were a child. There was no ego. You only see a finish line and you want to cross it.
I didn’t get a million views on my first blog post. My family said I am so bad at writing, they still don’t read anything I write to this day. But I still write. Because the worst case is the world will hate it.
If I don’t try, I will never find out what they think.
Because I cannot write, I read every top post about a topic before I write an article. Because I suck, I do things other people don’t.
I have hosted a minimum 500 chats before I had my first trending chat. There were nights where nobody showed up and I still asked the questions. I stayed in every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday to work while everyone else was out. People didn’t notice that. Before I created trends, I was a follower. I showed up until I figured it out. And I still show up to this day.
The smartest people are usually not the most successful people. They have big egos and always believe they deserve better.
The truth is no matter how smart you are.
WE ALL SUCK IN THE BEGINNING.
Most people give up right away.
A few people stick around until they get it right.
We suck and it is fine.
Because it is just the beginning.
Cammi Pham is co-founder of eCommerce + digital marketing agency ThinkRenegade, a personal development blogger, and unlearner. Cammi lives by her personal motto, “Learn, Unlearn, Relearn.” For unconventional business advice, digital marketing tricks and lifehacks, join her free newsletter. This post was originally published on her personal blog.