Sometimes the person you have to stop comparing yourself to is…you. An old race t-shirt reminded me it’s been 13-14 years since I was last consistently physically active. I found myself wondering where that badass chick went, the one who did half-marathons, a marathon, triathlons, and that one super crazy off-road duathlon in Muskegon where…
Creating a successful blog is so much more than writing what you want and waiting for readers to magically engage. It’s also about getting out of your own head and doing the hard work to find and connect with your tribe. In this post, I share thoughts and lessons from my own blogging journey, including tips and resources that might help you with yours.
“Every day ask yourself if what you’re doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.” – Anonymous
The lesson I’m learning time and again is the critical importance of prioritizing (and completing) actions that will help you reach your goals, and then fitting in the rest of your list when you can.
If you don’t prioritize your goals, you will never reach them.
Today’s quote of the day was selected by my 12 year old daughter, Kate. In her own words: “Life is like a carousel means you have good times and bad times, and you just have to accept that. When you’re down, remember that you won’t stay down. Everyone knows that the ride will be over soon, so remember the times you were up.”
Plus, because she’s 12, she buried a hidden Easter egg in the image.
Can you find it?
“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”
Sometimes when you hit a wall, you feel guilt or shame about not doing the things you know you need to do. Other times, you don’t feel anything, like nothing. And that’s right where I found myself recently.
Ira Glass tells us that we can achieve greatness if we take the time to really hone our craft. So many of us quit too soon–on everything in life. In doing so, we never give ourselves the gift of seeing what we’re truly capable of.
Do you spend your days wishing your life was different? If you took one action toward your dreams today, and kept taking action every day after, imagine how different your life would in one month, in one year. Imagine how different YOU would be.
Before he could revolutionize the automotive industry with mass-produced cars that every day people could afford, Henry Ford had to first battle Goliath-sized odds just to set his plan in motion.
“Failure taught me things about myself that I could have learned no other way.” J.K. Rowling, 2008 Harvard Commencement Address