Sometimes I feel a little discouraged when I log on to AlMe.
I really put a lot of thought, effort, and emotion into the things I write about, and sometimes it sucks when I see that no one leaves a comment or anything.
Granted, I do get to see all the page views (which totally excite me either way), but seeing all the ‘leave a comment’s on every post, does make me feel some type of way.
But I’ve decided.
I’ve decided that no matter what happens, I am going to keep doing this. I love sharing the life lessons that I’ve learned and take heart in knowing that maybe one day, my words will shed light on some situation in your life also. I love AlMe and I love writing on here about things that interest me as well as my providing helpful reviews on personal development programs out there, no matter who comments on it.
This is a little something called ‘showing up’.
I read something very insightful today from The Daily Love that explains the difference between pros and amateurs. And the key difference is SHOWING UP.
To sum it up: Being a pro means you show up to what you want to accomplish everyday. Whether that’s being a writer, yoga teacher, whatever, if you don’t show up for it everyday, you are merely an amateur. Amateurs create when they want or when they feel inspired, but pros don’t wait around for anything, they just DO IT. Even if it’s only writing for 20 minutes a day, you are still showing up to your passion, despite if you have anything meaningful to say or not.
Not everything we create is going to be our best work, but the point is to never stop or show up when we feel like. If it is something we are truly passionate about, we must nurture it and keep our drive in full gear.
This is how I feel about AlMe. Even though I don’t have a million (or even 50) subscribers or really any kind of confirmation that anyone is actually reading what I write, I still show up to post (multiple times) every week and provide thoughtful content, as well as comment on other positivity related blogs and articles everyday. And you know what, I love it.
I never thought of myself as a writer, or dreamt that I’d write a book, but if it’s anything like blogging (which I’m sure it is) then I will make it a point to continue to show up, and if I discover that I am capable of being a published writer just from the love of my blog, then hey, why the hell not. Showing up to something we love, even if this something lasts a month or a year, allows other wonderful passions to manifest.
My ultimate goal is to motivate, inspire, and encourage people that we can all have the lives we dream of. And if accomplishing that goal starts here at AlMe, then you can bet I won’t be stopping anytime soon :).