“The beautiful colours of the rainbow can only be seen through the prism of rain”- Maria Fontaine.
They say time flies when you’re having fun. How true! It’s been a year since I started blogging. A big heartfelt THANK YOU to all my followers and readers! Your support has been a great source of motivation and always will be. I consider this as the first of all the milestones yet to be reached.
In this first year of my blogging journey, I’ve learned some valuable life lessons which I thought will be insightful and would like to share with you…
- Visualizing is the great secret to success.
When we start something new, most of us have a lot of questions, wondering if it’s the right thing for us or what if something goes wrong. I had the same issues but once I started, I visualized myself as a professional blogger and realized that I was enjoying it and nothing else mattered anymore. Frankly speaking, though I’ve not reached my goals for the first year, at least I have made some progress.
- Excellence is not an act, but a habit.
When you do something with enthusiasm and creativity on a regular basis, you get better and better at it, until you excel. This is one of the areas of life where addiction becomes a virtue. Practice has not made me perfect, but it helped me improve my skills.
- Everyone has something valuable to offer.
Learning from something you love to do is a wonderful journey. I learned so much from every one of my co-bloggers, followers, and readers who liked and commented on my posts, that I can write a whole new series of posts about them! My posts on health and wellness, weight loss, nutrition, healthy recipes, relationships, inspiration, positivity, and caregiving – all of them were the result of the motivation from you.
- When the going gets tough you get tougher.
Life’s difficult situations teach you perseverance. There were times when things went wrong – emergencies, lack of time, writer’s block, etc. What got me going was the thought that I have to be consistent and never disappoint people who expect a lot from me. When you are aware that others find value and meaning in what you do, you will perform and also excel, no matter what.
- Genuine thoughts are always appreciated.
When well-meaning words come from the heart, they touch others’ hearts. I realized this whenever I received great comments for my posts, especially those on inspiration, happiness, and caregiving.It’s quite heart-warming to know that you strike a chord with people who need help.
What are the life lessons you learned in your special journey towards success?
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