I want to fess up about something that you can probably relate to. And if you don’t, can you give me some advice or suggestions?
I’ve been blogging for a little over 3 years now. One of my goals was to post weekly.
Which mostly I did.
But this year has been difficult for so many of us, and I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, it’s also been the most growth-filled year, hands-down.
2020 showed me how to hustle during quarantine, have joy during a pandemic, and how to get going while the world felt still and stagnant.
Whether or not we reached our goals, it challenged you and me in pretty much every area of our lives. The best realization about 2020 is that you can’t grow without being opposed. This pandemic showed us that on every level: socially, emotionally, spiritually, economically… you name it.
You can’t grow without being challenged or opposed.
When I first started blogging, my goal was to just write.
As time went on, and especially this year, I realized that my readers were more important. It wasn’t about me writing as much as it is about you reading. I wish I realized this sooner, because some posts are flat-out selfish. (Ouch).
Here’s the confession: I care WAY too much about what others think.
Even though I almost achieved posting on a weekly basis, I dismissed my other goal to tell people about my writing. On top of that, I held back a lot of inspiring content, all because of being afraid of what others would think and say.
I figured that if this is a struggle for me, there might be others, too.
However, I found the secret this morning as I listened to a motivational speaker. If you have a dream, care too much about what others think, or aren’t happy with your current lifestyle, this is for you:
Upgrade To Your Future Self Today
Upgrade to your future self today and do what your future self would do. If you set a goal tomorrow, 3 months, or a year, from now, what would the future-you do today?
For me, it’s writing and posting this TUH-DAY. It’s being vulnerable while dismissing all thoughts and feelings about how silly this may seem. It’s not worrying about what others think and writing passionately to inspire and motivate. My future self reaches people who need inspiration and motivation to live out their dreams.
My future self wants to grow, improve, achieve goals, and live out my dreams. That’s you, too, right?
You have that thing you’ve ALWAYS wanted to do.
You want to improve your lifestyle and live with purpose.
You want to live out that dream you’ve had since you were a kid (or maybe just came up with!).
The first step is to commit to whatever your dream is. Because you’re either interested and like the idea of it, or you’re committed and serious. The next step is to ask yourself, what would my future self do today? And then, do. If you want to accomplish your goals and live your dreams, commit and do what your future-self would do today.
Yes, it’s important to care about what others think. But you can’t let that prevent you from achieving your goals and living out your dream. There’s a fine line between caring and people-pleasing.
Upgrade to your future self and change today’s plans. Do what you need to do for you. You’re the only one who can make your dreams happen.
What, Why & How
This year, I learned how to write with you in mind. I learn this skill more each day, actually. Because if it wasn’t for you, I’d be two steps behind.
My dream is to write books, teach the Bible, and change lives through motivation to live life on purpose. This blog is all about that. It’s about doing life full-throttle and motivation to make YOUR dreams a reality. That’s my promise to you. That’s how I can upgrade to my future self, today.
I’m just a girl chasing a dream while learning how to live life on purpose, hoping that it convinces 1 soul that their life and dreams are worth it.
Now, can you help me?
Here’s what you get:
- First notification when I post a new article
- Weekly motivation and encouragement
- Bible plans (coming soon!)
- Life-changing checklists (i.e. morning routines, workout tips, etc.) (coming soon!)
Here’s why I need your help:
- To build a community for people who need motivation, faith boosts, and life inspiration (you know at least 2 people who need this)
- To get better at writing, so that people (like you) can enjoy reading my posts and future books
Here’s how you can help:
Below are my top 12 posts from 2020
- Find your birthday month and click on the link to read, then
- Like, comment, OR share this post with a friend, then
- Subscribe to my email list if you haven’t already
Your support means the world to me, and I can’t wait to share my writing, experience, and process with you! Even if you don’t subscribe, I hope you got something out of this post for your dreams and visit again for more. Act like your future self today and enjoy the process as you get there, you’ll get there a lot quicker than you think!
Also, let’s be friends on social media (if you have it!).
Best Blog Posts of 2020
Walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. Phil. 4:1-3
Something used to drive or urge on.
Everything happens for a reason.