I was lying in bed this morning thinking about how it’s already nearly half way through the year. I was very aware that I have not done anywhere near what I need to do in terms of making progress on my goals.
Above all, I don’t feel that I have stepped up visibility or consistency wise.
I know, I thought to myself [remember I was still in the beautiful haze of sleep and you need to remember this before passing judgement on me] I’m going to UP MY GAME this month.
And then it hit me.
I’m going to blog every day for 30 days straight.
Ah, I imagined myself skipping through the flower filled meadows of blog land, so at ease with life, so happy that I had made this commitment to myself and so excited about all I would be sharing. It’s going to be so AMAZING, so FUN, so flippin’ GOOD.
Ten minutes later I was staring at myself in the mirror as I brushed my teeth.
“Wait a minute Alison. Did you just promise yourself that you are going to write a blog post, every single day for 30 days?”
“Uh huh”, I answered myself. [Don’t judge.]
“Are you for real? Do you know how much time that’s going to take, what a big commitment it is?”
And then it hit me, the uncertainty, the doubt, the feeling of ‘but you can’t do this’. [Isn’t this what we often all experience every day when we move past the first lovely glow of goal setting.]
It’s ok I thought to myself, no-one knows about this. I could just forget the whole thing right now, walk downstairs and get on with my life. That’s what I’ll do, that’s precisely what I’ll do. Good job Alison for catching that before it got out of hand.
Then I sat at my desk, and shared in our Momentum goal setting group that I am going to blog every day for a month.
Then I came here and told you the whole sorry story. Public accountability anyone?
I try not to listen to myself so much any more – to the doubts, to the fears – after all, that’s what’s held me back for 40 odd years.
Instead, I am going to give this a go. What’s the worst that can happen – I don’t blog every day? Well, so what? I will still have blogged much more than I do in a normal month. Even that I’ll take as a win 😉
Is there anything where you are doubting yourself? Anything you want to do but you just don’t quite have the courage?
Do it anyway. Even if you fail, you will have succeeded by taking the first step.
Who’s with me? If you are setting a goal or challenging yourself this month, leave me a comment below and tell me more about it.
I’m off now to plan the month ahead, June has certainly started wih a bang!