The starting point of all achievement is desire.
I’ve started this blog without a true plan of where its heading, I’m flying in the face of that hallowed saying – if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
I’m keen to find my voice and to find my way in life; but things will never be perfect, so waiting for the perfect circumstance or having a rigid plan are no good to me.
If I had one, I would focus so much on the plan itself and not wanting to ‘fail’ that the words you are reading now may never have been written.
As this blog, sharing inspiring things, is my passion, I figure I will fill in the gaps as I go, because otherwise I may never reach my goal.
And this way I am making progress, inspiring others and enjoying the process.
If I tried to plan too much, this blog may be too impersonal and formal – by just getting started, I as a writer, enjoy honest expression and you, as my reader, enjoy honesty and connection in a world of façade.
Not having a plan, only a general sense of my direction, is an equally fun and worrying approach to take.
Fun because I can still adjust my goals and where I want EDSBF to end up – this blog first started in my head many years ago and I finally have brought it to life, each day I add to it like a patchwork quilt.
I only brought it to life when I simply decided to begin.
Unnerving because I am keen to find my voice and find my purpose – by continually adapting my approach I worry I may never settle on my true purpose.
What if this blog meanders and fizzles out without a destination or goal in mind?
Enough of my chattering mind.
The point of this blog post, the point of this whole blog in fact, is to focus on your passion and what brings you joy in life -for the most part that means simply having a go.
Plans are great, necessary even,but sometimes you need to just take some action and figure it out from there.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m a control freak, so not having much of a plan is an uneasy feeling, but I’ve learnt that vulnerability is beautiful – often the source of true passion.
So there you have it, I’m 86 posts in with no idea of where this is all going just yet.
And you know what? I’m enjoying the ride 🙂
What could you get started on today? What could you do, however small, to take a step toward your dreams? – whether you have a plan or not.