This morning, I arrived at my violin lesson as ‘someone who is trying to learn to play the violin’. I emerged a fully-fledged fiddle player.

As I played in harmony with my teacher, playing a tune I barely knew, at a tempo she set, I felt something shift in me. After a year and a half of lessons, resistance, sporadic practice, and conviction that I was never going to feel like a real player…today, everything fell into place, and I knew that I am a musician.

Now, she will tell me that I’ve always been able to say that, since the first lesson I had. But I didn’t feel it. I was always *trying*.

And we all know what Yoda has to say about trying….

It’s been the same with my writing journey. I’d written at least 150 blog posts, and published a book before I could even begin to consider myself a writer without cringing slightly inside. But I was always a writer.

If you want to be something, just take the first, smallest step in the right direction, and you are the thing you want to be. Want to be a musician? Get the instrument and have a lesson. Play the instrument. You don’t have to be good. You just need to play.

Want to be a writer? Write something. Publish it on the internet. Boom, you’re a writer.

Don’t ‘try’ to be a writer, musician, or whatever else you want to be. Do. Do something. There is no try

Esther Nagle Administrator
Email Copywriter and Strategist
Esther Nagle has been writing online for more than a decade. She has written blog posts, web copy, event descriptions, ebooks and physical books, social media copy and emails. She has trained with Copy School in Conversion Copywritng in emails, and now specialises in email marketing and strategy. When she\'s not writing, Esther can be found watching live music, walking in nature, playing Irish folk music on her purple violin, and hanging out with her son and crazy dog!
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