Forging Your Own Path

forging a new pathI have been learning so much over the past year. One thing that I have realized that you will only get out of life what you put into it. If you want a successful career, you need to put the time and dedication into the process to be qualified for bigger and better things. You need to take time out of your “free time” or “personal time” to learn more about the business or the type of career that you want to have. I never thought I would say this, but You Tube is such a great resource if you go in with a specific plan.

As most of you know, lately I have been focusing on two specific aspects of my life. My health and wellness along with becoming disciplined in my writing. The fact that I am here now typing to the online world instead of reading or playing computer games or sleeping should be a testament to that. The reality of the situation is that writing is about 5 percent inspiration and 95 percent blood, sweat, tears, and coffee.

For the longest time I would simply wait to be inspired and then question whether or not writing was something that I truly wanted to pursue because I wasn’t getting inspired as often as I thought I should. I no longer think that way. Do I want to be inspired? Absolutely! What I have come to realized is that the more I work at something, the more personal it becomes to me and I begin to find inspiration in areas where there used to be none.

The biggest thing I can recommend to anyone is to find people that inspire you in the field you are looking to pursue. Find them, learn about them, learn about what they did, and do it for yourself. Constantly put positive encouragement into your brain. It doesn’t matter how it enters either: podcast, You Tube videos of people struggling through the same thing you are, motivational speeches, articles, books on your craft, etc.

The information out there is nearly endless if we are willing to search for it and actively pursue it. The last couple of generations have generally expected things to be handed to them. Don’t get me wrong, opportunities may “fall in your lap” on occasion, but if you want to do anything worth talking about, the stories will be so much sweeter knowing that you fought your way to your dreams.

So what are you waiting for?

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