Disclaimer: (If you didn't already know...) I am by no means a professional blogger... So this will be a quickie post... And probably a bit ramble-y...
I've been a little down and out lately. And it's been really hard to keep up a positive attitude when it feels like you've been thrown in the deep end and you've been treading water for years... I understand this is rather depressing, especially right after such a feel-good vibe in the previous post. But bear with me...
I try to remind myself that I need to take action. I need to take responsibility. But... in all honestly... I'm scared. Things are changing. And I'm not sure yet if it's good or bad. I've always thought my "go with the flow" attitude has been valuable. And while it has its up sides, I now see that it's also made me comfortable. Too comfortable, perhaps... And that's led me to become impassive.
I've lost my enthusiasm... I've become complacent, ornery, and generally just cross.
And I really can't afford to be that way any more. There is still so much more in life that I should be grateful for. There are lots of people that I care about, (& I hope care about me). I am very blessed to be alive in a great time, and to be afforded a lot of things that I probably take for granted.
WIth that said, I've been trying (extra extra) hard to keep my head up and be inspired by all these great things around me. I've even compiled a pretty good collection on PINTEREST. I seriously am dangerously addicted to this site. Someone send help...
One of my recent PINs is from design.work.life (which is a wonderful blog!) And they highlighted a short post by Seth Godin (another wonderful source of inspiration and go get'em posts!)
The post reads:
"But what if I fail?"
The answer to the what if question is, you will.
A better question might be, "after I fail, what then?"
Well, if you've chosen well, after you fail you will be one step closer to succeeding, you will be wiser and stronger and you almost certainly will be more respected by all of those that are afraid to try.
So... What then??