The X Test

“As my doubts about whether to move to the Balkans lingered, I devised a test for myself that I have used many times since.

The test, as I put it then, was as follows: if I end up not making it as a journalist, will something else I learn in the process make it worth trying?

I would come to call this the “in trying for Y, the most I accomplish is X” test.“ – Memoirs of an Idealist.

If I try to write daily, and fail, will the days that I wrote make it worthy trying?

There’s no way that you end the challenge, completed or not, worse of a writer than when you started.

It passes the “X test”.

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