When I first started writing and publishing on a public platform, least did I know that someday, I would have a blog for myself.
One day over a conversation with my brother, he told me –
“What if the app that you are writing on shuts down someday? What will happen to your work? All that you have written will be lost.” I pondered over it and realised what he said was true. I did not have much content to publish back then which gave me a reason to procrastinate and put off the matter for a few days.
He surprised me one day by setting up a website and sending me the link to it. I could not have done it myself because I don’t know anything about it.No background at all. Even after that, I did not do anything about it for some time. The website was like an unwrapped gift waiting for me to explore.
After a few weeks, my brother asked me again –
” Why aren’t you writing anything on the website? Have you gone through it or not?”
I smiled and replied, ” I did open it but haven’t gone through it.”
“But why haven’t you gone through it ?” He asked me.
“Okay, I will check it out.” I replied.
That night, I logged in. Explored the website and learned how to upload posts and images.
It did take some time, but I did learn it.
I kept postponing the date to share my website with everyone. Why was I doing this? It wasn’t my first article. My articles had been read by people before.But then something was stopping me. What was it ? Fear? Fear of what? What are people going to say? Will they like it? Was it worth it? So many thoughts kept creeping into my mind and I conveniently kept delaying.
Repeatedly, I would tell myself, “I’ll do it tomorrow,” but as the tomorrows piled up, my pockets grew heavy with their weight. I’m not one to procrastinate, yet this time, I succumbed and put things off.
“THE MAGIC OF THINKING BIG” by David J. Schwartz truly empowered me to step up and take decisive action.Timeless gem of a book. If you haven’t had the chance to read it yet, I highly recommend it.
When I was reading the chapter -”Get the Action Habit”, I came across these key points.
- Action cures fear.
- Do what you fear and fear disappears.
- Take action, dig in and move the spirit. Don’t wait for the spirit to move you.
- Be an “I’m starting right now” kind of person. Tomorrow, next week, and later are synonymous with failure word never.
- Don’t waste time getting ready to act. Start acting instead.
- Show that you have the ability and ambition to do so.
- Power of positive thinking.
I was conscious of these concepts, as I believe many of us are. Yet, I found myself in need of a catalyst to propel me forward, and for me, that catalyst was this particular chapter. Without hesitation, I reached for my device and began taking the required steps. Within a few days, I shared my blog, and here you are, reading it today.
Following that, a feeling of relief washed over me. I felt energised and eager to write more. It’s satisfying to know that people engage with my writing. Whether the feedback is positive or negative, it presents an opportunity for growth.
There are moments when I find myself wondering, what was I waiting for all this time?
If you’ve encountered a similar situation in your life, it’s time to rise and take action. The present moment is ripe with opportunity.
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