My friend Sukhraj Beasla told me about a website today called Reverb10, which is a site dedicated to bloggers in an effort to get them to look back on 2010 and reflect. They provide 31 topics for bloggers to write about for every day of December. Since it’s December 12th already, I’ve lost out on 11 topics, but it’s never too late to start. Today’s topic is very fitting though, because it’s about taking action, and that has been at the top of my mind for the past three weeks.
Here is today’s topic, written by Scott Belsky: “When it comes to aspirations, it’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen. What’s your next step?” That’s it. Very short, and very straight forward. So, what’s my next step?
My birthday was three days ago, and I launched a new blog that I’m really excited about (www.SocialGoodToday.com). Three weeks ago I had a nice little heart-to-heart chat with myself to figure out what I could spend my time on that would make me really happy, and that blog was the answer. It came to me like an epiphany and I ran with it. My typical modus operandi would be to have a great idea, get halfway through running with it, then letting it drift off into the distance. This one is different, and I think it’s because it’s not about me.
So the blog has been launched. I took action. What now? Well, my next step is to continue running with it. That means making a plan and sticking to it. That means giving back to the world one blog post at a time (when you go to the website you’ll see what I mean). What has become clear to me in the last three weeks is that if I take myself out of the equation, I get more accomplished. When I stop making it about me, I produce more and achieve more. If you feel that you’re stuck, my advice to you would be: “Stop making it about you. Give to others, and the answers will come.”
So what about you? What’s your next step? Let us know in the comments below