Read → Think → Write.
Reading leads me to thinking. Thinking leads me to writing. Writing creates something that can be read. Repeat.
Writing publicly scared me at first. I feared not producing something original or valuable.
Read → Think → Write is how most creative written work comes together. Most ideas aren’t developed from one’s own intuition but from reflecting and constructing upon the ideas of others.
I overcame my fear when I realized this. Everybody has ideas worth sharing.
May 4th 2020: My friend Jay Mody read this post and related this idea to coding:
The only way to get better at coding is to read more code. Reading other code expands one’s scope about what they can accomplish with code. Expanding one’s scope leads to more code being written. Repeat.