It's been almost two months since I started this blog, and I'm just now publishing my second post. I have to admit, I did Post #1 on a dare. Even though I've wanted to cover this topic for more than a few years, it took a dare to propel me into the blogosphere. I'm a sucker for a dangling carrot and there was a prize involved. I got the first blog post up a half-hour before my writer's group meeting, collected my prize (a wonderful 'Release Your Writing' mug) then ran for the hills. The fear, of course, is all about that dreaded 'C' word - commitment. I realized that blogging would be a sizable commitment, so the dreaded 'P' word reared its ugly head -- that nasty saboteur, procrastination.
The technical part of actually starting a blog was easy, but once those words were up there -- published for anyone to see...yikes! Weeks later, I worked up the courage to look back at my first post -- kind of amazed that I did it. In true 'feel the fear and do it anyway' fashion, I'm pushing onward with Post #2 and feeling a 'sea change' on the horizon.
I've had this quote by Goethe stuck to my computer for years, and it's finally starting to sink in:
"Until one is committed, there is always hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans...the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issue from the decision, raising to ones favor all manner of unforeseen accidents and meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would come his way. Whatever you can dream, you can begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it."
Here's to being BOLD, passionate and committed in our work!
Good work until the next...