The most valuable lesson I learned from publishing my first book wasn’t how to become a better writer. It was how powerful a device writing as a medium is for creating change.
People are saying, “I don’t read, but I finished this book in two days.”
They’re telling me, “This book made me like reading books again.”
What people find valuable about my work is that it’s very easy to understand. It makes them want to change.
Imagine if I’d never had the courage to publish it. What a disservice that would be.
You’ll never know the true strength of your work if you let it sit in your head, or on your hard drive.
You have to ship it and get feedback.
Shipping is risky because it doesn’t guarantee you’ll get the feedback you want.
But the risk of not getting any feedback is one that we simply can’t afford if we want to do meaningful work.