Do Badly

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Are you afraid of doing something new? Like new hobby? New skill? New job?

Wait. Perhaps, this is the wake up call for you.

I guess many people find boredom in their life, at least once. They are bored of a poor performance or they are bored of the repetitive routines, right?

We, perhaps, want to have a better life with minimum risk. But, we hesitate to take a new action because we are afraid to fail at it. We are not better at a new skill or job so that we still stand in the current position.

It doesn’t matter, actually.

But ….

Can you imagine to doing something badly? I mean we do something when we don’t feel like perfect. We try to seek opportunities from failure. Because the effect of doing something badly is a learning pattern. We don’t need to worry about the failure because many people regret about didn’t do something in the past. Ya. Trying is your turn.

Like the tagline of Nike,

“Just do it.”

Actually, it works.

When we do something, good or bad, momentum happens.

I once in confused. I couldn’t decide to build a new business cause I still studied at college. I couldn’t manage my time multitasking like my friend. Even though I have a big desire to run a business. I thought young business man is cool. And it’s not too early to start.

But I still confused. I have to finish my study first. I have to take all responsibilities of my study. Consequently, I didn’t start my new business. Poor me.

However, a few years later, I realized that starting a new business didn’t need to be perfect and great. I just need to open up my mind about the learning path. I can learn a small portion of business activity. It doesn’t matter to work on something badly cause I have to learn before I earn.

Robert Kiyosaki once said, “When you are young, work to learn, not to earn.”

That quote strengthened my mindset about working and starting a business. I know that there is no big business builds overnight.

Have you experienced the situation like me?

The key is do badly.

You don’t need to be great at the first period. You just need to learn the workflow. Don’t expect too much.

For example, if you want to be a writer, you can write whatever you think and feel. When you want to be a public speaker you can tell something, anything that you like. Just do it and expect less. Do badly. Learn later.

But firstly, you have to know what to do. I mean when you want to do something, you should put a proper mindset. Because the mindset of a champion and an amateur is different. The mindset of a business man and an average seller is also different.

Choose the right mindset so that you can act like that. You can act depend on it. It’s like your mindset determine who you are. No matter how hard your effort, you can be struggle as long as you keep the right mindset.

Okay, my friend. Last but not least, doing something badly is not bad. It won’t make you mad if you don’t allow it. Choose the right mindset. Learn from mistakes. Take the benefit of it. There is no reason to give up on your new beginning, right?

So, what new thing will you do?




I write about personal growth, business and productivity. You can also find me on IG @yasierfadilah. Thank you for reading.

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Yasier Fadilah

Yasier Fadilah

I write about personal growth, business and productivity. You can also find me on IG @yasierfadilah. Thank you for reading.

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