We all have New Year’s resolutions. Mine has been about 16 years in the making.
I have always wanted to publish my writing, and made a goal of getting 100 rejection letters for some children’s book manuscripts in the year 2000 (because Dr. Seuss got 43 rejections for his first story). After 35 rejection letters, I decided to go the blog-route as per the ways of the new world. My blog is called The Treasure You Seek (thetreasureyouseek.blogspot.ca).
I plan to share some tidbits weekly with hopes to inspire others to make that first step, take a risk, and basically be the change. One of my favourite quotes is when Joseph Campbell said, “The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.” And one of my most beloved books is The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho which shares the premise that you have all you need in your own backyard. Although it might take a global journey to figure it out.
Here’s to leaving comfort zones, saying what you mean to say, standing up for what’s right and following your heart. Walk through the fear people. Because the thing about failure is that it is always the step before success. If you don’t believe me, check out the back story on Michael Jordan, Albert Einstein, Barack Obama and the list goes on.
This is your year. Grab it and don’t look back.