â€¢ What if what I have to say is not relevant enough?
â€¢ What if what I have to say is not in anyone’s interest?
â€¢ What if no one cares?
The â€œwhat ifâ€ monologue stops them before even trying.
â€¢ What if this has been said before?
â€¢ What if this has been done before?
Of course it has been said before, but it has not been said by you. Of course it has been done before, but it has not been done by you.
Even Shakespeare was inspired by things that other people said, and everything we read today is his interpretation at the time of something that already existed in a similar way.
It has been done before, but it has not been done by you.
â€œShakespeare used stories from older books of all sorts for his non-historical plays. He borrowed from Latin and Greek authors as well as adapting stories from elsewhere in Europe. Hamlet is borrowed from an old Scandinavian tale, but Romeo and Juliet comes from an Italian writer writing at the same time as Shakespeare.â€ You see? Everyone needs inspiration.
I want to see you ask yourself these question, instead:
âœ¨ Is what I have to say relevant for me?
âœ¨ Is what I have to say in my interest?
âœ¨ Do I care about this enough, to write about it?
I love this work so much.
PS: This caption doesnâ€™t instigate to not give credit or stealing copy, it simply means to not get stopped, pretty much everything you have to say has been already said before. Be mindful, give credit where there is to give. But your interpretation, will fully be yours, given your personal context.
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Stay on the rollercoaster until the ride ends. Great things need time to manifest, so be patient with yourself!