"Creativity is Not a Competition"
Some people believe writing is a competitive job. But if you're anything like me where you look at your own writing as something sublime or unique, it becomes more than just an aspect of chasing your dreams.
After every internship event at my college, there was a survey to fill out, some programs that were offered rarely peaked my interest. However, when the seminars were over I would feel defeated because this would put a halt on my writing interests and I felt alone in providing a voice to an internship specialist for others who wanted to pursue writing.
“Why do you love writing?” My internship specialist asked. At first, I was caught off guard because there's so much I wanted to get off my chest but I'd rather write than talk about it. When writing articles for MadisonJaye I started to feel doubtful that my pieces weren’t good enough or because there's so much I wanted to say it may come off as bias or stating too much. I saw my difficulties as a trial rather than going after a quick resolution.
Anything you pursue lays a foundation for competition. Remember you are human and whatever career, or hobby---treating a passion you love as a competition only makes you chase something temporarily, just do it. Believe in yourself and find your purpose within that talent. Everyday there's an opportunity to push yourself to your limits; everyday there's an opportunity to provide your purpose so take it step by step, day by day. Everything you do has a discipline, but it's all about you taking control of your purpose and putting it into ignition.
Richard Bach quoted: “There are no mistakes. The events we bring upon ourselves, no matter how unpleasant, are necessary in order to learn what we need to learn; whatever steps we take they’re necessary to reach the places we’ve chosen to go.” Whatever it is that you choose to take on in life acknowledge it, what you are doing serves possibilities, accomplishments, and growth so enjoy it! It’s what connects with your own identity and the root to continue pursuing that ambition. Rushing will only make you lose sight on an opportunity in giving something of value to yourself and others.