The comfortable writer

If you’ve been following my blog, then you probably would have noticed that I’ve been a bit slack recently; I’ve still been sharing posts on my page but this is the first post I’ve written in a little while. I could try and come up with some excuse about why I’ve been slack but I won’t bother. Sometimes we just get in a rut. We get comfortable with where we are. That’s one of the worst things to happen to a writer; to become a comfortable writer.

How do we break free from being comfortable?

Being comfortable would be the number one reason why people fail and never see any progress in their trade or craft. We all like having comfort in our lives; financial stability, easy workloads, set hours, etc.

Those luxuries might be nice to have but they also could be what’s holding you back in life.

Do you want to see real progress in your life? Then you might need to get out of your comfort zone. This is the main issue that I’ve been struggling with recently. I’m happy with the way this blog is going but if I want to see progress then I need to step out of my comfort zone a bit more than I am. I need to stop being a comfortable writer.

Commitment requires action. It’s good and all for me to call myself a blogger but if I don’t put the time and work in, then I won’t be able to call myself a successful writer one day.

I’m sure that everyone can get pretty comfortable with where they are (especially if you’re in a good place) but being comfortable means falling asleep and before you know it, you have nothing to show for yourself.

I don’t want to be a comfortable writer. I’d rather be a writer who is constantly learning new things and exploring new areas. I never want to be content with where I am. There’s no such thing as a perfect writer but there’s no harm in chasing it.

I’ve been pretty comfortable recently but now I’m breaking out of that style. You’ll be seeing at least one blog post from me every week (at least!). I’m ready to commit more time to my craft and to make something of it. How about you?

-Chris Gutteridge

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