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:
- I will blog 4 times per week no matter the typos or the length of blog. I will post 4 separate entries a week.
- 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.
- I will respond individually to comments on my blog posts
- By month’s end, I will be following and participating on 15 other blog sites
- By month’s end, I will have my blog site reformatted to be more interactive, inviting and intuitive
Thanks for reading!