It took me a while but I finally got it. It’s been a little while since my last post and I’ve thought about posting something just about every day. I know every blogger can relate. You are on a roll, posting regularly and then all of a sudden you hit a wall. It’s not a real wall. It’s all in the mind. But it sure feels real. I listened to a podcast today from a fellow blogger and friend in which he spoke of letting go of the outcome. And I finally got it. I’ve been writing this blog and all the articles and posts about my Post-It Notes and got a little attached to getting good feedback and encouragement from others. I loved it so much that every time I’d write a post I’d see people like it on FaceBook or send an email thanking me for what I wrote. But those acknowledgements don’t come that often…and at some point I got a little sad about it. I knew people were reading the blog. But nobody was commenting or saying what difference it was making for them. So I got all in my head and stopped writing. The outcome of praise and acknowledgement became something I got attached to. I needed it…to confirm that I was doing the right thing…to confirm that I was on the right path…that the writing I was doing is making a difference. I got so attached to it that I forgot why I started this whole project to begin with!
So today I let go of being attached to that outcome. I’m not saying I don’t love the acknowledgement. I don’t think I’m ever going to not love that. But I don’t have to write for it. I can make a difference…which is all I really want to do in writing this blog. I don’t lead seminars anymore. I’m not really coaching people individually at the moment. This is my outlet for making a difference before I explode from keeping it all in. So I want to thank my friend Dean for saying what you said in your podcast today. I can relate. And so I’m free to write and be for my readers and not all stuck up on myself. Thank you for reading everyone. I sure love you.