Falling Forward

Wow! It’s been awhile, and I’d like to report back from the field to you all. I used to think that in order to be great I had to be perfect. I brought this assumption to my writing and as a result I would only write when I had something “worth saying.” In recent months I have realized that this notion was completely wrong. I haven’t written one thing. I have been crippled by my own negative thinking. Just to share, I put out a project idea a few months ago for a book that I would like to write. I even placed an online fundraising campaign onto the internet in hopes that I could gain support for the project to be made. My goal was 3,000 dollars. The project raised only sixty-one dollars. I haven’t written on the project since. I’ve created tons of introductions but I haven’t been able to write out the actual project.

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Now this isn’t to gain any sympathy this example is to make a point. I associated the value that was raised on the campaign to the value of the actual idea itself, I again allowed myself to be crippled. I didn’t write on my blog, I haven’t written a poem, I haven’t written on the project…I haven’t written.  What I learned from this experience is that I don’t want to fall back anymore. I want to fall forward. Falling forward means that I write and I write and I write even when I fail. I write even when my writing feels uncomfortable. I write even when I feel that what I’m saying doesn’t make sense. I write because it is what I love. I want to fail forward. I want to fall forward. It’s not always going to be perfect. I’m not always going to have something to say that’s spectacular. Still I write!  

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The thing is, at least for me. Perfection lives in the realm of the Divine. I will never be perfect. No one will be, but doing what I love doesn’t require a 100% guarantee behind it. The only requirement is that I do it. Today I choose to follow through I choose to fall forward. I choose to forgive what I haven’t done and to move forward with what I can do. Today I choose to use my gift and to be seen by all of you. Woo now that I have that all out. I look forward to seeing more of you in this space. I look forward to being seen by you, and I look forward to failing forward… to falling forward. Thanks for stopping by and let’s talk again soon!