Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Dream

I’ve learned that when I tell someone that I’m going to do something, I’m about ninety times more likely to do it than if I keep my intentions to myself.  I’ve had a dream for a long time to become a public speaker.  This dream has never taken shape because I have not made any concrete goals or made consistent efforts towards transforming this dream to reality.  I did enough research to know that blogging and writing is a great first step, but that’s about all I’ve done.  I believe I can be an excellent motivational speaker.  I believe I have the ability to stand up in front of a group, capture an audience, and ultimately inspire hope.  I believe there’s a path for me to follow to get to that end, but I don’t know where to start or how I will find my way.  That said, if I don’t start, well, I’ll never start.  If I never start, I’ll never find a way. 

I’ve fallen off my blog a bit because I couldn’t see a simple way to improve it and to expand its reach.  I have a nasty tendency to believe my perpetually lazy ego that tells me people should want to listen to me and value what I say without my having to show them I’m worth listening to.  Of course, I come to my senses after a bit and realize all I’ve gained is fear and what I’ve lost is time.  Good news is I trust that if I put one foot in front of the other and work steady and true, the time will come for me to realize my dream.  And if I don’t reach the stage or get the audience, I hope it will be because it was not God’s will for me, not because I did not put the work in.  “Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” –Theodore Roosevelt.  This is worth it.  I still don’t know how to lengthen my reach, but I do know that working hard is the only way I’ll find out. 

Soooo, I’d like to increase my ‘do’ likelihood by 90 times and commit to a few consistent tasks and three goals over the next 1 month.  Here they are:
  1.  I will blog 4 times per week no matter the typos or the length of blog.  I will post 4 separate entries a week.
  2.  I will spend 1 hour, 4 times per week, researching how to bring more visibility and ‘hits’ to my blog and adjust my blog accordingly.
  3. I will respond individually to comments on my blog posts
  4. By month’s end, I will be following and participating on 15 other blog sites
  5. By month’s end, I will have my blog site reformatted to be more interactive, inviting and intuitive  

Thanks for reading!  


  1. I wish you well, and I hope you keep up with your commitment! :) I, for one, will be watching and reading. (see, posting your link on Facebook found a new steady reader - yay growth!) I just spent the last few minutes reading through all your posts here, and I am glad I did so. You are definitely a compelling author, and I was moved by several of your posts. You write with such conviction that I can feel your positive energy as I read. I can see/read the real human behind the post, and because you are so relatable in that respect, your description of the negative emotions/actions is so dead-on, that your positive outlook can be nothing less than absolute truth. I really feel like you believe it! So - if you're playing the "fake it 'til you make it" game, you're winning!

    Keep up the posts! I think you have some good stuff to say, and a compelling way of saying it - so Keep it up! Looking forward to the next. :)

    1. Thank you! I'm so glad you checked it out! I don't like posting to Facebook with personal stuff so it's a leap of faith to put my link up. I don't trust myself too much as a writer but hopefully that will come. I actually enjoy it I'm just crazy critical of how my words sound on paper. Most of the time I start with 2x's longer an entry and cut all the superfluous stuff out! Well, at least the stuff that I think is superfluous. :) Thank you also for your feedback on my relatability and positive connection. I tend to error on the super simple side because that's the only way I know to keep peace in my head and the drama out. People don't always like simple and straightforward so I'm so grateful to hear that you can still take away a personal message. Btw, I checked out your blog sites and you're amazing. :) I hope you start up your blogs again so I can read more.