Why Did I Become An Author And A Blogger?
Yesterday I went to this beautiful wedding of my university friend. There I met many of my university friends, some of whom I saw after 8 long years! Great feeling that was. 🙂
One of my friends asked me this: How can I write so well?
Here’s what I think:
For starters, I think I am an average writer. I am often at a loss for words. I also make tons of grammatical mistakes and spelling errors. (If you find them in any of my posts, please do notify me. 🙂 )
Way back in university, I couldn’t imagine in my wildest dream (neither any of my friends nor my family) that I would become an author and a blogger. So what went wrong?
1) I Realized That I Have At Least 100+ Full-Size Registers Filled With My Thoughts, Goals, Visions, And Other General Stuff
When I looked at my writing when I started off, it really sucked. Like big time. Over time I think I got better.
2) I Write In A Conversationalist Tone
The two words I use the most are ‘I’ and ‘You.’ This way, it doesn’t feel that I am writing. It feels like I am having a conversation with a friend or a client!
3) I Only Write About Stuff That I Am Passionate About
I write with my heart. I write for my audience. I write to express. I write because I want to help people.
4) I Read A Lot, I Mean A Lot
No, not fiction, newspapers, or magazines. But articles by great bloggers, (auto)biographies, scientific journals, classic books etc. This gets my creative juices flowing, and I can’t help but put it down on paper. Sub-consciously I limit myself to these topics: Muscle building, fat loss, health, success mindset, productivity, and self-improvement.
5) My Mind Is Running 24/7
And if I have an idea about an article topic or something that I know I can write about, I note it down. If I am driving, I stop my car and start writing. If I am taking a shower, I stop and start writing. I have this fear that when an idea comes, it may be lost forever. And few actually get lost if I don’t put them down on paper.
6) I Have Been Very Consistent
I am a firm believer in the 10,000-hour rule. I think ‘Talent is overrated’ (read this book by Geoff Colvin if you think you are not smart or talented enough).
Hard work, consistency and passion can take you a long, long way.
It just takes time. I think I may have written more than a million words (that 275 words every day for the last 10 years), both officially and unofficially.
If you stick to a goal or a skill, you will get good at it even if you don’t want to.
I want to thank my friend who asked me this question, as it allowed me to convert it into a blog post, and it took me only 20 minutes to write. 🙂
Have a great week ahead, and Stay Fabulous!
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About Akash Sehrawat
Akash is a creator of 25+ programs and certificate courses in which more than 200,000 students have enrolled both on Udemy and Fabulous Body's native platform. Akash is also an author of three books that can be found on Amazon. His answers on Quora have gathered more than 12 million views in less than a year.