I had every intention of writing this post at 8:00 a.m. this morning but then I got sidetracked for just a second by reading this post on The Day Book and my day completely got away from me.
Sydney (the blogger behind The Day Book) shared a favorite passage of mine, (from a favorite self-help book, You Are A Badass by Jen Cincero) and suddenly my energy was through the roof and I was bouncing off the walls with excitement.
Excitement for what? Honestly, nothing and everything.
In the right mood, self help books turn me into a maniac. I’ll start running around the room with my hands in the air, chanting “I CAN DO ANYTHING!” and I’ll just drop into random warrior yoga poses (still chanting, still feeling powerful.) And yes, it’s just as weird as it sounds and Chris gets very embarrassed for me when he catches me in one of these moods.
But I don’t care because doing weird stuff brings me jollies and abundant energy and puts me on the “right frequency,” as we self-help crazies like to say.
“All the stuff we’re so worried about creating and fixated on becoming is already right here, right now. The money you want already exists; the person you want to meet is already alive; the experience you want to have is available, now; the idea for that brilliant song you want to write is here, now, waiting for you to download the information. The knowledge and insight and joy and connection and love are all wagging their hands in your face , trying to get your attention. The life you want is right here, right now. Think of it like electricity. Before the invention of the light bulb, most people weren’t aware of electricity’s existence. It was still here, exactly the same way it is right now, but we hadn’t yet woken up to it. It took the invention of the light bulb to bring it to our attention. We had to understand how to manifest it into our reality.”
I’m re-sharing this in hopes one of you will find something in it like I did. And for the record I’ve read Jen’s book three times now, I’ve read that passage about 20 times, but for some reason today it clicked extra hard.
All of the things I need to do are right in front of me. I’m just stalling and talking myself out of them thanks to fear and self-doubt. I love to do this thing where I build things up to be much bigger in my head than they actually are. Like for example a book I’ve been writing foreverrrrr. According to my mind, finishing my book is the hardest, biggest, scariest, most impossible thing ever.
But it’s not.
What I’m working on is a comical/slightly dark fiction book I started for fun. In the beginning it was cathartic and brought me pleasure to write, but then I got too excited about it and turned it into something scary and daunting.
But in reality people write books all the time. Some are good, some not so much.
But as Jen Cincero says, “a finished book is better than a perfect one.”
So now I have to go, but first here’s a survey I wrote pertaining to my blog (it’s my first one! I think.) If you’re bored, give it a whirl! And if you think I should go into a career of writing surveys, let me know!
*lastly, I’m still not sure how to conduct a survey so if it “expires” after 24 hours that means I didn’t do it right and/or don’t want to pay the $26 to enable this to last for more than 24 hours.
*update: I have reached my max free 100 responses, so I will have to pay to read any more so you can probably stop since I’m cheap and won’t be able to see them. But it was fun while it lasted!