I figured I'd take this opportunity to share with you something that I'm going through. Something on my mind. The voices inside my head.
Maybe you can relate it to something you're going through in your life.
As I write this post, I'm thinking about the current state of my blog. It's had its ups and downs in terms of the amount of readers, and the amount of interest that readers show.
You are here. You are special. For that, I thank you.
As a whole, right now is a time when very few people are reading this blog, and I wanted to share with you what I'm telling myself now. Better yet, what the voices inside my head are telling me. I'm not gonna lie, it's getting pretty interesting.
"That's it, you gave it a good run. Move on."
"You're not doing enough to add value to your readers."
"You're missing the secret sauce that will attract tons of readers."
"Why can't you ever figure out how to create something and then make it popular?"
"Is my blog boring? Not interesting? Not appealing?"
"You need to be sharing it more."
"But I don't want to share and promote it more."
"But you have to."
"But I just like writing."
"Is that really why, or do you want more people to read it."
The voice goes on, and on, and on.
You know what I'm talking about, right?
The good news is, I get to watch this voice, rather than be it. There's a big difference. I hope by now you've woken up to this difference. I am not this voice. I'm in here watching the voice.
Putting the voice aside, I'm reminding myself that lulls are okay. They don't mean it's the end. They just mean I'm gearing up to bounce back even higher.
I can't let the low periods convince me that things are doomed, or that it's the end. Who says it has to be the end? Oh that's right, the voice says it. The good for nothing, chatterbox voice that serves no purpose but to wreak havoc, if we let it.
I decide now that this is a dormant period where I'm finding new inspiration, breaking old habits, so that I can return stronger with a deeper source of passion and commitment.
There's nothing wrong with that, right? Right.
If you're going through a lull right now in your life, that's okay. Don't fight it. Instead, ride it. Surf it like a wave. Fly down into it like a valley. Don't try to build a bridge. Don't turn around. Don't do anything other than what's in front of you. You just might miss the one thing you need.
Live with substance!