“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”-Chinese Proverb
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Man that first step is hard.
I will tell you that I have been through many trials and tribulations in my life (more to come on that in later posts) but starting a blog ranks pretty much up there in terms of causing uneasiness.
Thoughts start swirling around in my mind like, “Why are you opening up to complete strangers on the internet to bare your past mistakes?” and “What more can you possibly contribute to the blogosphere that hasn’t already been told by many that are probably far more qualified to do so?”
These thoughts only serve to make your foot that much heavier, urging you to not take that first step and be complacent.
I think it is human nature for one not to venture out of one’s comfort zone.
After all it is called COMFORT zone for a reason. When you are comfortably sitting in your chair or even better laying completely enveloped in blankets in bed on a cold chilly day, it takes a Herculean effort to move.
However we would never progress or make advancements if we never made that initial effort.
The idea of blogging has been on my mind for several years. Several of my colleagues have encouraged me to start a blog for some time now, citing how passionate I am on topics such as personal finance or even reviewing items I have purchased. Yet my foot remained planted.
I have devoured blogs written about subjects I love and saw the benefit they provided to the readers and the camaraderie they created. Yet my foot remained planted.
So what has changed? I officially launched this blog to coincide with my 47th birthday (April 23, 2018). I realized that if I never make an effort to lift that foot of the ground it will grow roots and I will always be left wondering, “What if?”
That to me is a worse fate than trying and failing. Hopefully neither of these scenarios comes to fruition and this endeavor takes off.
It is my sincerest hope that I too can also provide valuable content to my readership that they can use in their everyday life all the while developing a lasting friendship.
I by no means imply that I know all the solutions to even topics I have may have created. But I will do my best to provide honest examples of how life has thrown multiple curveballs at me and some of the minefields I have dodged to get me to the place where I am today.
Hopefully my mistakes can help readers avoid them or at the very least we can commiserate together on those mistakes we share.
So please join taking this first step with me and hopefully we can continue on a path that eclipses that thousand mile mark and mutually benefit from it.
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What are some of the factors that have kept you from taking that first step (if you haven’t already), or if you have started the journey on a lifelong dream, what helped you overcome those initial hurdles?
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