|No, but seriously...|
Now that I'm doing my own thing, building a platform and pursuing a career in writing, the same types of relationships that I was trying to force before seem to happen so organically now. Opportunities pop up, and I often connect with other writers I genuinely respect to gain help or advice. I'm doing something I love, and it all feels very honest -- like something the real Christy would do.
I think we hear a lot about this idea of getting out of our comfort zones, which is a valid thought, but I think it's important to stop and examine why something feels uncomfortable in the first place. Sometimes the reason is laziness and a desire to take undeserved naps. If that's the case, then that's ridiculous. Get your ass up, and do some work. Other times, though, these distressing feelings come because, in some way, we can see the end game, and we don't necessarily like it. We see the best case scenario of what our actions could lead to, and it doesn't seem like a good fit.
|If you find yourself saying this, stop. Examine your choices.|
While I typically like to write about all of my embarrassing mistakes, the truth is I feel possibly more successful right now than I ever have before. It has little to do with how much money I'm making or where I am in terms of my long-held expectations for myself. It's that I'm feeling really authentic, like I'm finally being honest.
For those of you who consider yourselves successful, what are some of your secrets?