Lately, I feel like my personal growth has stagnated. I no longer finish books at the same rate I did way back in 2012 and 2013. I no longer attend events or meet new people like I used to when I started attending The Feast. I no longer try new things and take new risks.
When I think about it, I learned blogging, social media management, internet marketing, and affiliate marketing in less than a year — from May to October of 2013. But, for the past three years, I had just been using the same skills, doing the same things, and staying within the lines. It is no wonder why I keep on getting the same results I had four years ago, with minimal growth if any.
Even though I have a hard time following through on my commitments to myself (and to my dream of becoming a full-time blogger) especially when things get extremely busy in my day job, making commitments never fails to help me take a few steps forward. I may not get where I want to be by failing to follow through, but I still end up closer to my dreams by at least trying.
When it comes to trying, I always remember this quote from Norman Vincent Peale:
“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.”
Sure, I may (or will) still fail to publish a post every single day. But, I know trying will still take this dream of mine somewhere. Maybe not to the moon, but at least, among the stars.
I may still fail to read a book every week. But, I know trying will still help me finish a few books in a month or two.
I may fail in whatever I commit to today. But, at least I’m still trying.
Shall we try shooting for the moon?