First off, let me clear the air!
I actually enjoying blogging when I have the time. Being able to express your thoughts and share your ideas with others to help empower them is an incredible feeling. The issue I face is being able to carve the time out of my hectic schedule and finding the quiet time needed.
Here’s what I hate about Blogging and this is going to put me in a vulnerable position but what the HECK. For most of you that have been following me for awhile know most of my weaknesses, flaws and failures from my previous BLOGS or interactions you’ve had with me. I think it’s fair to say I’ve never held back to admit the mistakes I’ve made in life and help steer others away from these same pitfalls.
Here’s where it all started. Back in my high school days (when I didn’t care much about classes) I failed miserably in English class. It wasn’t that I couldn’t speak or read, I just sucked at English class simply because I didn’t apply myself or thought it wasn’t important enough to pay attention.
The other BIG reason (and most people don’t know this about me) is I had a huge speech impediment when I was younger and had to go for speech therapy for years. So why am I telling you more of my dark secrets? To impress upon you that It doesn’t matter where you’ve been, how many times you’ve failed or what people think of you. What matters is that you keep working on the things that you are not good at to improve your skills which in turn, helps improve your confidence.
Now here’s what I discovered about blogging, sharing ideas or starting a new business. It doesn’t need to be perfect just start. Too many times we are trying to work on the best final version before starting or going live.
The most important thing that needs to come out of your message/blog is your story.
But how does an English class failure go from grammatical errors and countless spelling mistakes to sharing his story and spreading their message? I simply changed philosophies and found mentors along the way to guide me to where I am today.
So when did everything begin to change for me?
Back in 2007.
Prior to this year, I thought failure was sinful and if no one knew about it, there was no need to share it. What I realized was the more mistakes and failures I made, the more I learned. The more I learned, the more enlightened I became.
How weird is that?
A year later in 2008 I stumbled into Real Estate investing and began to realize that having bad marks in English wasn’t going to define my destiny. I could actually still achieve whatever I desired if I simply decided to. The BIGGEST difference between where you are and where you want to be is simply discipline. As easy as it may seem to be disciplined it’s just as easy NOT to be disciplined.
It always comes down to this… CHOICE!
Things turned around for me when I started to take advice from others who were where I wanted to be mentally and financially. It’s as simple as that.
Don’t be scared to fail and remember this;
There’s no such thing as failure, only life experience. The more life experiences you have, the more rewarding life will become.
My mom had this incredible saying when we were growing up:
Good, better, best never let it rest until your good becomes better and your better becomes your BEST!