I guess we all know the one about learning from our mistakes (because, let’s face it, we make them). I’m thinking, if you’re reading this and are looking to lift your life game and find your ‘something more’, then learning from mistakes is something you already do.
If, though, you also reckon it’s a good idea to learn from other people’s mistakes to avoid yourself the hassle (not so easy), then this is a good post for you to read on.
When I decided I was going to make ‘a go’ of being a writer and having my own business, I spent a lot of time thinking about what I wanted to DO. What I liked, where my strengths lay and what would be a viable business. I researched, read, planned and, as part of this excellent ‘doing’, I came across a lot about the concept of Mindset.
‘Ooh, sounds cool,’ I thought, and read some more.
I came to the (too) swift conclusion that since mindset involved being in the right frame of mind to approach all the ‘doing’, it was something that was simple to build and maintain.
I thought, ‘That makes sense. I’m all over it, because I know I want to be a writer and have my own business. I know I want to do something different and I know what I want to do. I’m excited, I’m going to work hard. Let’s do this.
This mindset malarkey is easy peasy. Nailed it. Bada bam bada boo.’
Did you hear that noise?
That was the sound of me falling flat on my face. More than once.
Getting my biz off the ground was a gargantuan task, the steepest learning curve and a very nerve-racking adventure. I now firmly believe that any anxieties, self-doubt or worries a person has will show themselves and hold a dance party in their head, heart and gut if they decide to start a business.
I now also firmly believe that Mindset is the area of research, reading and planning that, when given its due focus and ongoing attention, provides the foundational springboard for your life and/or business that makes whatever you want to “do” so much easier to act upon and follow through.
Does that resonate with you?
Although there were very real and valid external reasons for me wanting to change the direction of my life, I didn’t think about the internal changes I needed to make too. And because of that, my untended internal life continued causing its own particular brand of havoc, as it likes to do. Does that sound familiar?
It won’t come as any surprise to you that one of the activities that helped me work through my mindset issues was, and continues to be, Journaling.
My blank notebooks have helped me find clarity, given me space to explore new ideas, harness inspiration and explore the mindset issues that were giving me so many problems and ruining my ability to follow through on, and enjoy, finding my something more.
If that sounds good to you, let me tell you about my method of Success Journaling - a creative, fun and powerful tool that uses the elements of fiction as a structure for working on our personal development and is designed to help you feel more fulfilled and have a positive impact on your world through writing.
Success Journaling will help you:
- get to know yourself better
- work out what matters to YOU, as an individual
- work out what works for you within the setting of your life and
- develop a supportive mindset, a foundational springboard of self-assurance
so that you can act on whatever it is you want to ‘do’ with more confidence and believe you can create and achieve your own vision of success and fulfilment.
If this resonates with you, then join my email community to be one of the first to find out about Your Personal Success Story, an online course coming soon to help you get the “something more” you want from life, using Success Journaling to support your personal development.
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