As I drove home from work today, completely exhausted (the pollen isn’t helping things), a smirk of delight and of peace came across my face “I can’t wait to write this evening”~ I said to myself, for the first time with no hesitation at all (i.e. it will actually happen this time, NOTHING will take it’s place). So here I am. I’ve been thinking about doing more writing for a while now. Like…years. “I love writing, I should do more of it” ~ “I really think that I should figure out a way to get writing into my life” ~”I want to write, but there is NO WAY I’m going to wake up earlier than I normally do”~ “I have so much to say, but people probably already know about things I want to share” <—– this thought right here is the thing I realized has held me back the most.
I not exactly sure where this assumption originated, but I’m thankful that I was finally able to hear it, get a really good look at it, then transform it. I realized today that my insights are like none other (I could mentally say this before today, but at my core it still didn’t feel true until now), and that many people will truly benefit from them. Yay me, for getting unstuck.
I have a bit of a commute to work, and sometimes this is beneficial for time for productive thinking and other times it turns into unproductive thinking loops. Today was the former kind of commute. One of my first thoughts this morning was, how you do anything, is how you do everything. My old way of thinking tells me you have probably heard this quote, but the new way says, perhaps not. I love this quote and remind myself of it frequently. (If you happen to know the origin of it, let me know 🙂
If how I do anything is how I do everything, then I was adhered like gorilla glue. If I am stuck with writing, then I’m stuck with everything. If I’m stuck with something that I am passionate about, then I’m stuck with all things I’m passionate about. And that’s not how I want to live my life.
Here’s to reminding oneself that it is of utmost importance to listen to what you truly want and are passionate about ~ stop the second guessing, and procrastination. If you are stuck, figure out what assumptions are holding you back, and work on ridding yourself of them.
I’ve generally thought of myself as a free spirit kind of person, go with the flow, and all that jazz. But you know, now I know that wasn’t really the case. It won’t be until I unstick all that needs to be free. But today how I did anything, was how I did everything and that was all kinds of freedom.
I’m hopeful that this will work for you too.