The dictionary defines the term ah-ha moment as, “an instant at which the solution to a problem becomes clear”. It’s as if something clicks within your mind and suddenly things are more in focus than they ever were before. I experienced this firsthand last weekend, when I had an epiphany of sorts in my mind—your actions spark reactions and you get in what you put out. I know that is common sense to most of us, but for me, I have been struggling with my new-found career as a freelance writer and professional blogger. There are so many things pulling you in different directions that you can easily become sidetracked and discouraged. You have to know when to hold them, when to fold them, and stop the voices of unsolicited advice even if it is someone close to you.
Sometimes you have to just do YOU.
I am not a formulaic person that has a map and follows it accordingly. I ebb and flow and do what is comfortable to me. My successes and failures are all due to me using the trial and error method. You can read a flowchart on how to do something and do it just as described, but that ain’t me. And I’ve tried to do that and it simply does not work. If I fail, I will fail on my own. And if I succeed, in the words of Ole Blue Eyes, I did it my way.
Indeed. Shot out to Hoboken, New Jersey.
I could try to be like someone else, but why would I want to? No one can do it better, wiser, stronger, and fly-er than me—I am going to stop second guessing myself.
I know I am not the only second guesser out there. I guess the best advice I can give is to get out of our heads and use our instincts and inner voice to propel us forward.
When in doubt, do you!