I love writing. It gives me a chance to put my thoughts on paper. It allows me to share my deep inclinations to the world. I believe that it allows me to work through demons from my past and things I have lost along the way.
But I don’t practice it enough. I don’t read books on writing. I don’t attend workshops to learn more about prose and sentence structure. I don’t watch videos on how to capture my audience.
In the future I will do some of those things, but not all. I think the best way to become a better writer is to write dammit. To practice writing more and more. To put my words down in black and white for the world to digest.
The other thing I love, not more than my family mind you, is to help others. I was never in the service to become the best Soldier I could be. I don’t think I ever was. I wanted to be the best human being who led and took care of soldiers. I wanted them to follow me because I would always be there for them. Not because of tradition and rules.
I read every personal development book that I could get my hands onto. I read, deciphered and applied the lessons not only to myself but to those under my charge. I quickly saw soldiers who were once always in trouble see the error of their ways. Buy giving them words of wisdom to think about, I helped them change and become better productive human beings. Them becoming better leaders was a byproduct.
Practice doesn’t make perfect. Practice makes people better than they could ever imagine. All the books I’ve read. All the lives I have encounter and helped enrich and grow. I practiced helping others. And it made me become a better person.
All of that has helped me to land here where I am now. Writing these words for you all to see. I have practiced for twenty-two and a half years to get to this point. To hopefully help influence your life for the better.
So keep practicing so you can become better than you could ever imagine.