Friday, January 6, 2012
drowning in success
It was with these feelings that I decided to take a little break.
Best decision ever!
During this break, my 'blog eyes' were opened and I saw that I was drowning in my own success.
Now, by talking about success I am not saying I am some big shot awesome blogger, I am talking about the progress that my blog has made, the emails that arrive in my mailbox and the opportunities that keep coming my way.
Don't get me wrong, I am thankful for the opportunities I have had and have loved participating in so many of them.
I read a statement that sums up how I feel perfectly:
"Saying 'NO' to opportunity is painful. But necessary. Because the more successful you get, the more opportunities flow your way. People line up. But if you say 'YES' to everybody and everything, you will soon drown in your own success." Dan Kennedy
I have been saying 'YES' to everything and everyone for too long.
I have been drowning in my blog success and before Christmas actually drowned!
This year I plan on saying 'No' A LOT. I plan on swimming, with my head out of water and having fun whilst doing so.
This does not mean that I will not participate in opportunities. I plan on enjoying some of the great opportunities that come my way and having a total blast whilst doing so.
What it does mean is that this year I will be more mindful and careful of the pressure I put upon myself, I will be saying no more and protecting my family time and time for me.
Having a blog has helped me learn so many new life skills and this year I am practicing the skill of saying No.
Boldly and deliberately. A great lesson to learn.