"Learning is the difficult work of experiencing incompetence on our way to mastery" - Seth Godin
I feel like I'm doing an awful lot of learning.
As Seth writes "learning opens the door to identity". If we choose to do things, if we become personally invested through choice and not because we are forced, it becomes who we are.
I go to work to pay the bills because society says I should, but that's not me, that's not who I am, it's what I do - a means to and end.
I choose to turn up here on the blog, to write, to share thoughts and ideas, even if it's from a position of incompetence because each time I do it, each time I hit that publish button, I'm potentially getting better, I'm building something that leads towards mastery.
And it's not specifically the mastery of writing or of being the best blogger (I'll never be a Shakespeare or Hemingway or even a Godin) but a mastery of myself and truly establishing my identity, mastery of my own thoughts and ideas and how to share them in the most coherent way.
That's why I'm on this journey.