This, is my first blog post.
I am ecstatic!
First, I’m ecstatic because I’m finally doing something I have been meaning to do for a few years now. My entire life, people have told me I have great insights on various topics. A few years ago, I decided to start a blog in case my insights were as great as people said they were. My ultimate goal in life has always been to help people. If one or two of my insights can help someone out there, I will have achieved that goal. There has been a few years of procrastinating and making excuses for myself. Two months ago, I finally decided to “just do it”. And now, here it is.
I’m also ecstatic because I’m happy with the current look of the website. It’s a work in progress and chances are, it always will be. However, I have put a lot of work into making it what it looks like today. No, I did not do any coding, but I did have to sift through the thousands of website themes out there to find one that I like. Once that was done, I spent a lot of time customizing the theme. I had to find fonts that I like as well as pictures I deemed aesthetically pleasing enough to be displayed. A lot of work went into making the blog what it is today, and I am thrilled with the current look and feel of this website.
I don’t feel solely excited however. I’m also petrified.
Failure, scares me to the point of paralysis sometimes. Almost every day of my life, I’m afraid that no matter how hard I work, I won’t be enough. When It comes to this blog, I’m afraid that people won’t like what I have to say. I’m also afraid that people won’t think that what I have to say is important in any way. Finally, I’m afraid people may even laugh at me behind my back and think that I am stupid for thinking that my ideas can make a difference.
Despite these fears, I have decided to do it anyway. I’m doing it anyway for two reasons. First, Wayne Gretzky once said “you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take”. I completely agree with that statement. My insights could be pointless. My insights could also make a difference into someone’s life. I’ll never know if I don’t put myself out there and share my thoughts with others. Second, I have learned over the years that courage, isn’t the absence of fear. Courage is what we do despite our fears. I want to be courageous and inspire others to do the same.
I know little about blogging. I know even less about being a good writer. Chances are, this blog will be another failure, like many other of my endeavors. But Thomas Edison once said: “I have not failed. I just found 10000 ways that won’t work”. So, I’m okay with discovering another way that won’t work. Especially if I can help a soul or two along the way.