The Assignment: To get started, let’s loosen up. Let’s unlock the mind. Today, take twenty minutes to free write. And don’t think about what you’ll write. Just write.
Clock starts now!
Today is my birthday and I cant help reflecting on the past few months and how things have changed dramatically all around me.
It all started with me changing.
I heard a message by Jim Rohn, the great Speaker and he said ‘If you will just change, everything will change.’
At first it didn’t make any sense to me. How could things change just because I change?
I didn’t particularly feel I needed to change but I did see so many things people around me needed to change :D
So what he said wasn’t like a sudden flash of revelation, far from it. But somehow, it stuck to me: If I change, everything will change.
So I decided to give it a try. I decided to take some ‘risks.’
I started blogging in September 2013. I have always loved to write so blogging seemed the best way to go. But it was so difficult as I have never been IT savvy. I had to call on my 12 and 13 year old kids to help me several times. They were often like ‘Mum, just do it like this…’ They made it seem so easy! They shook their heads in exasperation when I couldn’t seem to figure out simple things. But once I figured it out, I really started to enjoy it. It was another skill I could boast of. I was not just good at listening to people’s chests or examining their eyes and all the other stuff Family Physicians do, I could now put up an article on the web!! I felt so accomplished. The first day I pushed the publish button had to be my best day ever in a long time.
But with blogging came self disclosure which I wasnt very comfortable about. Putting my opinion on the line is foreign to me. Perhaps because of my ‘sensitivity’. I felt I will be crushed if no one ‘liked’ my post or if they made a terrible comment. But I quickly realised that my focus should be on blessing people with my writing, adding value to lives, helping others.
And I remembered something else Jim Rohn said. He told about Jesus who went out to preach and when he finished, some people thought it was a fantastic message. Others mocked and laughed. Why would anyone laugh and mock at such a reasonable message??
Jim Rohn had it all figured out: Because they are the laughers and the mockers!!
So I know now that every post- no matter how articulate, deep, revelatory or impactful- has the capacity to trigger the laughers to laugh, the mockers to mock but perhaps, there might be someone out there to whom the post will speak to and shed light on their way. Perhaps a smile will spread across a tired face as they read my post, maybe, strength to try again may be drawn and who knows, the post may be the trigger to someone to step out and reach for their greatness.
So I decided I will carry on blogging and making a difference in my little corner.
So what then changed when I changed and stepped out of my comfort zone to blog??
Well, amazing opportunities opened for me, some of which are very much at the infancy stage. I have been contacted by stars from every walk of life. I have been blessed to be invited to participate in similar projects like mine which aims to improve the sexual wellbeing of all women and black women in particular. I have been invited to a TV show, a radio show, had my articles in several magazines and newspapers and so on. It seems impossible that so much could happen in such a short time.
All because I changed.
I hope to continue to ‘change’ because it seems awesome things happen when I do and I LIKE AWESOME!!
So over to you, what changes do you have to make to get into your awesomeness??