Saturday, 15 June 2013

Don't wait until everything is perfect

Well I'm in the process of changing over from Wordpress to Blogger, mainly because of the cost element and also because Blogger is owned by Google. I've been having teething problems, one of which has been really bugging me. It might take a while to get everything all sorted, but, as always, the main focus needs to be writing. I like things to be in order, straightforward and sorted. But life isn't always that way, in fact it seldom is. The road ahead is often unclear. And it kind of dawned of me that maybe the issues with changing over my blog were a kind of lesson in some way ...

I have heard it said many times - 'Don't wait for circumstances to be perfect' - and on some level we may know this to be true - but somehow our mind tries to convince us that things need to be 'right' before we press ahead with our plans - and yes sometimes we do need certain things to happen before taking certain steps - but sometimes, we need to press ahead with things when outer circumstances look a bit of a mess.

I could spend ages trying to design my blog and make it look nice, and try and find ways to increase my blog traffic, but in the end I realised that I need to keep writing rather than spend too much time on the peripherals. The message from the photo 'Do what you can, with what you have, wherever you are' sums things up perfectly. It takes time to build something, be it a blog, a business, a book, whatever. There may be mistakes made along the way, there may be missed opportunities, there may be lots of things to learn. Maybe it's the fear of failure, the fear of losing everything .....

that prevents us from embracing the process involved in carrying out a project. I read this excellent post by my fellow blogger Kelly earlier today about hiding our talents and self-sabotage, and can so relate to what she says about starting something and not finishing it. I have done this so many times. When the road gets a bit rocky, when things don't seem to be going so well, when I lose my enthusiasm - I can easily give up. I guess it's in these times that we really need to keep going. Now that I have more of an idea of what I REALLY want to do, hopefully this time I will run the face and keep the faith, and finish what I start.

So what can you do NOW to help you move towards your goals and dreams? Rome wasn't built in a day, is an often quoted phrase. As much as I would love to be living the life of my dreams, at the moment I am not, and it won't be an overnight process. It is not an easy road to success. Sometimes we have no clear direction in which we are going, just a desire and determination to change our life. We have to trust that everything will work out okay. There are no guarantees to success, although if you know what you are meant to be doing and if your goals reflect the person you truly are, there must be a far greater chance of success.

I am still learning in the game of life. There are many things I don't know. But I know it's time now to come out of my shell a bit.

Hope you enjoyed reading this .. until later :o)


  1. Totally agree Andy, if you think about it, my blog started in 2007. I wrote and changed background headers etc tonnes of times and probably still will, the key is just keep writing the rest will take care of itself. Like me wanting my book out and realising I had a tonne of content to start right now so I am. Glad you writing and keeping on. Love your new blog looks fab!

  2. Great post, Andy. I like you, always thought that I should wait until things are perfect. Recently, I've realised that you just gotta either dip your toe in the water or dive straight in. Either way, something will come of it. That's why I decided to make my own website for Energy Healing. I've done my course, but I was thinking, maybe I should wait etc. It all takes time and I've taken the first step. So have you! Well done x

  3. Thanks guys for your comments as usual. Glad that we're starting to take some inspired action


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