Keep it Real

I had a post all ready to go this morning but as I looked at the word document, I couldn’t help but feel like it wasn’t the right thing to share today. What I want to share is my reaction to the popularity of last week’s post. I had a lot of great reactions to it, a few Facebook comments and messages and I was so excited to see a spike in my individual reader count on my analytics. I thought about it all last week and I thought about how I so wanted to encourage my readers in the same way this week. I couldn’t help but feel pressured to churn out another inspirational post that got a strong positive reaction...

An interesting realization came to me though… If I continue to be driven by popularity, my words will get less and less impactful. If I am worried more about being dramatic versus clear, interesting, and inspiring, I am losing part of my vision and that isn’t going to get me very far.

So here it is; the not so dramatic blog post.

I wonder if you are willing to do the same thing. Are you willing to scrap the plans, throw away the rubric, and do your own thing? If I am brave enough, so are you.

 Maybe you don’t have a blog post to write, but is there something you’re doing that isn’t quite a part of your vision? If you feel a snag in the lining of your heart, listen to it and pay attention to what you need to do to make it right.

Sometimes the right thing to do is take a deep breath and start over again… 

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