Write drunk, edit sober
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The other day I was working on a podcast episode, but didn’t have much time.
Working on the material went smooth but when it came time for me to record…uhhh not so smooth.
I had to re-record over and over & every time I messed up, I got more pissed off because my time was running out & I HAD TO GET IT DONE.
I finally muscled through the episode but I was furious with myself because it did not come out the way I wanted it to.
I almost published it anyway, but something reminded me of the quote, “Write drunk, edit sober.”
Meaning come back to it when you’re not “drunk” i.e. pissed off.
The next morning I worked on the episode from scratch & it came out exactly the way I wanted it to.
Sometimes in life you have to remind yourself to, “Write drunk, edit sober.”
As bad as you want to light a match and get something started…
As much as you want to tell someone the way it is and should be…
As bad as you want to get it on & confront the person who wronged you or said something that lit you up…
Maybe you should sober up first.
Like I did with the episode, come back to the situation when the emotions aren’t quite as raw so you can address it with more clearer thoughts.
Who knows, when you let your emotions cool off, you may find that you were waaaay off base to begin with but were so narrow in perspective you couldn’t see it any other way but your way.
Easy to say, harder to practice but saying these 4 words in the heat, may help recenter you and address it more productively…later.
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