It’s a hard thing to hear, but we all have the power to be the person we want to be. Believe me I have difficulty believing it too, but it is true. We can all take little steps towards becoming a better me. And that is the key to it, little steps. I have posted before about the importance of taking the first step, this one is more about having the focus to carry on making those little steps until one day you realise that you have walked a hundred miles in steps of just a few feet at a time. Each little step feeds the positive wolf.
This blog itself reminds me of how true this is. Six months ago I was terrified of even picking up a pen, convinced that nothing good would come of it. I was sure that I would be laughed at, that no one would want to read anything I wrote, and that I could never be anything of a writer. It was a blog post that convinced me to try actually. Dumb Little Man had a post on 5 reasons to start a blog and it really got me thinking. I made some little steps :
Step 1 was remembering that I had started this blog so long ago, and let it stagnate.
Step 2 was finding it again, and eventually remembering the log in details!
Step 3 was reading what I had written and discovering that I actually liked it!
Step 4 was opening the “new post” screen
Step 5 was an important one, and not immediately obvious. I didn’t apologise for being away. I carried on as if it was the day after my last post
Step 6 was looking at the stats the next day and seeing that people had actually read what I wrote, and clicked the “like” button.
Each of those tiny little steps was a mouthful for the good wolf. Each time I did something towards becoming a regular writer it felt a little bit better, and I felt a little bit better about myself. OK so I haven’t had an epiphany and become Tony Robbins (I shudder at the thought…) but I can feel the difference between the me I am now and the me I was 6 months ago. Other areas of my life need work too, but I am writing, and that feeds the right wolf.