Today marks an important day for me. I committed to something for 26 weeks and no matter how hard or boring it got, I didn't give up. I can't tell you how many projects or ideas I've started that have failed or were given up on before they actually became anything. So today, I'm fudging proud of myself.
Not only that, but I've reached a point where I CAN'T stop. I've made it too far to give up. It would be more work to give up then it would be to keep going. When I originally started, I didn't have much of a direction. I knew I wanted to venture out and make something of my own, but I didn't exactly know what that was. Making games was something I was passionate about but I was yet to be successful with it (still am).
In the pursuit of that journey, I discovered more about myself. I love blogging, I love connecting and most importantly I LOVE teaching. I look forward to writing these newsletters each week, which comes as a surprise since I hated writing in school and almost flunked out of all my english classes.
Additionally, I started a YouTube channel from scratch, then I recorded, edited and designed my own videos which is something I didn't have the skills to do. But I just did it. Now I'm slowly snowballing an online community that I never believed I could grow. Each week I commit my time to making videos that will help other people and I've never been happier about it.
To me money is only important because it gives you power. For me that power is the freedom to create. I want to make just enough to never have to worry about it again. And then I want to use that power to help. I would love to not only build something that inspires more creation, but makes a positive impact on someone else's life. I would love to incubate small businesses, I would love to invest in people's future and I would love to teach everything I've learned so that those with the thirst for knowledge can absorb, adapt and grow faster than I ever could.
I'm sorry for such a long post on this Monday afternoon, but I think it's important to reflect on progress. It keeps you aligned with your goals and keeps you grounded on what's really important. For me, I've learned I'm on the right path and I hope that my passions turn into revenue generating sources so that I don't have stop doing what I love.
If you are itching to do something you love, just do it. It doesn't have to be perfect right away, but commit to it. Create a schedule and follow it. Set goals and work towards achieving them. After a few months, you'll be surprised by how much YOU are capable of.
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