It’s About You!

I never knew that I would enjoy blogging until I started this journey just this week. In my very first post, I wanted everything to be perfect before I began … got over that!  In this second post, I still wanted everything to be perfect … getting over that, too!  This time, I want all my blog settings and details to be right… settings such as automatic notifications to my social networking sites, creating the perfect tags so others can find me, creating the perfect categories so my words can be categorized and searched, perfecting my “about me” section, etc.  However, I want to keep moving forward, writing my thoughts.  So, in this blog, I’m learning that communication from me to you is not really about ME, even though I’m communicating my thoughts and sharing things about me.  How many times do I enter a conversation or a relationship and think about how I am received?  How many times do I think about my feelings, my insecurities, my abilities,or my thoughts?  My guess is that I am not alone.

In this journey, I’m realizing it is NOT about me!!  It’s about YOU!  The more I realize that my words are to reach and encourage YOU, the more I want to share my heart and write to YOU!  I want to encourage you to learn together with me.  We are all in the same boat, so to speak.  When we reach out to someone, it’s all about them!  In thinking about others, we are then free to be ourselves and share our personal thoughts.

Does this make sense?  I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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Am I a perfectionist?

I always thought that a perfectionist always did things perfectly. But over the years, I have discovered (through personal experience) that a perfectionist may never get anything done!  In my effort to be perfect, It took me literally HOURS to begin to write my very first blog.  I wanted my WordPress theme and design to be PERFECT!  I wanted the layout to be unique and uniquely me!  However, in my attempt to be perfect, this first blog was never going to get started! Have you ever experienced this? Have you ever been crippled by the desire for everything to be in place before you got started?

Well ….. the answer to my problem is to just start writing. The “look and feel” of the blog site can be changed later if necessary. The most important thing is that my words get typed. In fact, without words, there is no blog! So my encouragement to my readers (and to myself) is to keep moving forward! Keep taking the next step. Don’t wait until everything is perfect, even though that is my heart’s desire.

If you can relate to my thoughts, I’d love to hear from you!