Welcome to Day 10 of Blogmas.
With the year coming to an end, I decided to write about a few of the many lessons I learned in 2019.
Lesson 1: It’s okay to start over.
One of my goals for this year was to take my writing more seriously. I planned to grow my blog and my writing business. At the beginning of the year, I had a much different vision than what I do now. Instead of sticking to what I was doing, which wasn’t working, I took some time to switch gears, redevelop my goals, and approach my writing differently. I will get back to my original goal but have to take a step in a different direction to get there.
Lesson 2: You make time for the things you want
I’ve wanted to write and publish a book for years. YEARS you hear me? But I’ve continued to put it off. I made excuses, mainly the excuse that I didn’t have time. I claimed to be too busy with other things in life to write consistently or to run my blog consistently. But they were all excuses. I’m still just as busy as I was before; the difference now is my time management and accountability. I couldn’t continue to claim to want something different while doing the same thing over and over; that’s the definition of insanity.
Lesson 3: Do it scared
I heard this saying somewhere on television, and now I live by it. Fear tends to hold people back from taking the next step. Fear is why I continuously made excuses. I know if I want to go to the next level, I have to step out of my comfort zone. It’s still uncomfortable, and some days I wonder if it’s worth it. But I know that’s just the fear talking. When those thoughts pop up, I say to myself- do it scared.
I hope my lessons help you in some way. What are some things you learned in 2019?