Today is another one of those days...
I find myself just quiet and thinking...
There are times when just thinking can be great!
Planning something fun and creative.
Thinking of changes that need to take place.
Thinking of solutions to a situation.
The problem with thinking arises when no action is taken.
When I do this it can be harmful to my soul.
I stay stuck in thinking and start to doubt myself.
Those great thoughts and plans are interrupted by the wonderful inner critic inside me.
Then the cycle starts:
Thinking too much about a problem...
Comparing myself to others...
Worrying about tomorrow...
What if I'm wrong...
Without action, just thinking is not productive.
Even when the thinking is about a project, or a positive change needed,
action is required.
That is where I think most of us get stuck.
I guess there are as many reasons not to take action as there are stars in the sky.
Fear..now that is probably the biggest one.
Self-Doubt...that would come in a close second on my list.
I actually have to DO SOMETHING?
the "If Onlys'"...now that list could go on forever.
On the other hand, there are very few reason not to take action.
The most important reason for me is that I will stay stuck and always wonder if my thought, plan, dream could have ever come to fruition.
I know...I have done this so many times before.
So what's up with the happy ClipArt at the top of this post?
Today is the SIX MONTH anniversary of this blog!!!!
I am so glad I finally took action and stopped just thinking of blogging.
These past six months have changed my life, my self-esteem and even quieted the inner critic a little.
I knew when I started this blog it had to be for me.
I knew no one may ever read it, and I had to be okay with that.
So I jumped in, really knowing nothing about the blogging world and not even following blogs when I started.
I feel PROUD of myself for getting out of my head and taking action.
I feel BLESSED beyond words for all the wonderful people I have met and continue to meet.
I feel AMAZED that anyone has even read this blog.
For all the support, encouragement, comments and friendship you ALL have given me as I took action, took the fearful leap of putting myself out there.
This anniversary reminds me that all of us, especially bloggers, expose ourselves, our creativity (and at times our inner self and our fears) to the entire world!
We are brave souls indeed!
And if I can take action on starting a blog by just being me, I can face my fears and take action on my other thoughts as well!
Today I CELEBRATE taking action!