As I write, I am sitting in my garden. Blue skies, gentle breeze and only the sounds of a bumble bee and the wind in the trees. I’m doing something I enjoy and hopefully in due course, it will also pay dividends.
One thing I have learned in my attempts to write books, is that is doesn’t happen overnight. There is no get rich quick scheme, but if you find something you enjoy and do a little every you may well find happiness and success.
Not so long ago, I read a quote about a stonecutter:-
“I watched a stonecutter strike a rock ninety nine times, the one hundredth time he split it straight through”
From this, I take it that faith in yourself and perseverance go a long way. Of course, it helps to know where you are heading and you need to apply some discipline, but you really must never give up. Never let anyone talk you out of pursuing something you really believe in, and if you can imagine it, surely it’s achievable.
I have often been know as a dreamer. An eternal entrepreneur who people never quite expected to succeed. The truth is, those quiet thoughts and dreams are what allow me to focus on achieving what I want for myself and my daughter. Now, when I speak my dream aloud it sounds completely feasible and achievable. In fact, I know I have it right as when I tell somebody about what I do and what I desire,I can explain in a couple of sentences and they will understand. My ability to explain in simple terms means that I too understand what I need to do.
Now, back to my place of work. I am getting a little hot in this gorgeous Autumn sunshine, so I’m going to cut short this post in search of refreshments.
My daughter will be home soon, so my quiet enjoyment of this sunny afternoon will shortly be shattered by a 3 year old’s chatter and laughter. So you see, my dream is already alive and well.
I have taken the first steps and am enjoying the the freedom to play with my daughter, whilst working towards a worry free future for us.
Just like the stone-cutter, if I take these small steps every day, eventually I’ll reach my goal.