There I said it.
And until mustering up enough courage against possible embarrassment in telling my editor here at The Good Men Project of my dyslexic condition, nobody even knew.
So, what’s the big deal?
Well, being dyslexic means spending boatloads more time and effort than most writers of articles or any written content for that matter ever experience.
The process of organizing and sequencing the information I’m writing about is extremely difficult as I’m constantly “jumping around” all over the place when I write. When I finally get to the point of editing my articles, nine times out of ten, the events I’ve written about occur out of sequence, and the meanings of the words I’ve attempted to use get lost. This makes editing a bitch, and a far more time consuming and frustrating task than it already is for everyone else, because nearly every single sentence I’ve written is in backwards order.
So why am I telling you this?
Mainly because I’ve never allowed dyslexia to become another excuse that prevents me from pursuing my passion and dreams, even if it is a pain in the ass. My hopes are that by sharing my story it can possibly inspire you to drop any bullshit excuse you’re using preventing you from following your passion and dreams too.
Imagine yourself a master painter…
A master painter who allows each of their paintings to simply create themselves, only paying mindful attention to every intricacy and detail when the moment is required, but never before.
This master painter realizes every painting always reveals itself beyond any inconceivable beauty or mental comprehension simply by placing their trust in the full creative unfolding process.
Be content young painter.
Practice patience in whatever step the creation of your masterpiece is in, even if for now, you’re only working with a blank canvas. Take a step back and allow the creative brush to flow. You don’t need to control EVERYTHING. The bullshit stories and excuses you’ve been telling yourself are only preventing from creating your masterpiece now. Trust that whatever you are creating now in your life, despite any foreseen difficulty, is formulating into masterpiece of magnificent beauty that you desire.
Keep painting your masterpiece…