Can you relate to this scenario… You’re sitting in front of your computer, staring at an empty screen. The deadline given to you to submit the article is fast approaching, and you’re still fighting to start putting words down when you’re supposed to already be at the editing stage. As you sit there, struggling to get started, a strange feeling of inferiority creeps in – before your own eyes, you see yourself transforming from a confident expert into a self-conscious amateur. The good thing? You’re not alone. I used to dislike writing a lot. In fact, the thought of sitting down for hours and writing something that I didn’t even know if anyone would read was so demotivating. Whenever I needed to write anything, I would procrastinate, thinking that avoiding the task would make it go away. Finally, the procrastination eventually led to lots of rushed writing during the 11th hour to meet my deadlines. This usually resulted in substandard work. However, my primary problem wasn’t about writing; it was about fear. I feared making mistakes, I feared that what I wrote would sound stupid to the reader, and most of all, I feared that I would not be worthy enough to be called a writer. So there I was, a guy with many years of experience who has won blogging awards and has been praised by major publications, afraid of sounding stupid. It sounds preposterous, but my fear of producing mediocre content made writing a depressing experience for me….