There are lots of things I wish I was known for. This isn’t one of them. But, it’s true. I’m known for having lots of ideas that I never follow through on. Sometimes it’s because they are not good ideas. Like when I decided I would support my family by making baby wraps. I can’t sew. I don’t have a sewing machine. Probably not my best idea. Or when I decided that I could supplement our income by cleaning houses. I don’t like to clean my house and I’ve been known to overlook what others would consider grievous cleaning sins. But, more often it’s because I come up with all kinds of excuses for why there is no possible way I can succeed. No matter what I’m trying to make myself believe, the reason is simple. Fear. In the case of this blog I’m afraid I really don’t have anything interesting to say. I’m afraid that I’ll say something that will offend someone. I’m afraid that no one will read it. I’m afraid lots of people will read it.
But this year I’ve decided to finally start facing those fears. One at a time. So this blog, Life On Boy Island is That One Thing. That One Thing that I’ve decided to do because I’m more afraid of not proving to myself that I can do it than I am of what people think. What’s your “one thing”? Are you ready to prove to yourself that you will do it this time? You can start by making a list of all of the the reasons that you haven’t started yet. As you read through each one decide if it’s a valid reason or simply an excuse. If you are like me and it turns out you are simply afraid start making a step by step plan to work towards your goal. I enlisted the moral support of a good friend. It always helps to know that someone has your back. Then I found great blog support by using BlogPress and making the most of their customer support and training posts. My last step is to actually press ‘publish’ on this post. If you are reading it you will know I did. 🙂 I would love to hear about your “One Thing”. I can’t imagine I’m the only one who is holding back from something they really want to do for no good reason. I hope you can find some encouragement knowing you are not alone.