Feeling the burn

I think blogging is hard because I’m shy and self-conscious. Acknowledging that and recognizing that it’s normal is consoling, and to that effect, I liked this post on Raptitude.com titled “The Art of Enjoying the Burn” via SwissMiss.

There seems to be an equivalent "burn" with all forms of personal boundary-pushing, a tension or discomfort that comes with all attempts to reach higher-hanging fruit. (…) Creative work entails the burn of completing mediocre pieces of work, and showing them to people. (…) In every endeavor that isn’t already easy for you, progress requires you to move into certain uncomfortable feelings with regularity. So it makes sense, if you can, to interpret those feelings as good, rewarding, and reassuring – even though they aren’t, in and of themselves, pleasant.