Today's Actions Are Tomorrow's Outcomes
Asking yourself the tough questions
The photo above is my January desktop background. It includes a quote, and I think it’s quite a good one to reflect on, for anyone who is striving to fulfill a goal in the future. And who isn’t, right?
“Always ask yourself if what you’re doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.” -Paulo Coelho
I specifically used this quote for my January background because I definitely need to be reminded that I have goals that I constantly need to be nurturing, if I want them to come to fruition. And guys, I have goals. Big, big goals. But… I’ve recently realized that how I was going about getting to those goals wasn’t really getting me anywhere. I needed to shift my perspective and my approach. Which meant giving up on a career scenario I had been stuck in for quite a few years now, and shifting to something, while not as grand a plan, will still help me meet my goals.
And once I made up my mind that this shift needed to happen, everything has started to fall into place. Seriously, I’ve never truly seen my affirmations and manifestations come to life so quickly and so easily. It is amazing what a simple shift if perspective and approach can do for you.
All that said, I’m making some changes in my “day job” schedule and I’m putting some of my creative pursuits on a self for now. Don’t worry, I’ll still be hanging around here, posting to this space once a week or so. I’m just not striving to make money off of my writing or photography for the time being. I’m instead doubling up on my work hours at my day job. Because guaranteed hours and pay, is more advantageous to me at this point in my journey, than hustling to make a dime in my creative pursuits. There will be a time for that, but for now, this is what will help me realize my future goals.
And, I’m not sad about it. I thought I would be, but it has actually come as a relief to me. It takes a lot of stress and uncertainty off my shoulders, and in the end I think it will help me regain control of my creative process. There will no longer be any expectations placed on my photography and writing, and in just knowing that, I can already feel as if I’ve begun to move forward with a more positive outlook.
In other news… I’ve seen quite an influx in subscribers, and though I can’t fathom why, as I’ve been kind of MIA for the holidays and new year, I’m happy that you are here! And if you are a new subscriber here, I’d love to know how you found my little blog/newsletter, so drop me a comment below!
Until next time… be loving, be kind, be better!