While it may be February I thought I would blog about resolutions. For most people I guess I am a month behind, but if you’re like me you begin a year with fantastic resolve and intentions and by the end of January they are shelved under an inch of dust, where you left last year’s lot too …
For me 2013 is going to be different, and Lent falls just at the right time. So I’m not going to talk about giving something up, but more about taking something up … the next 6 weeks give us a chance to get back on track, or just start anew. I spent a lot of 2012 discovering myself, and launching my business. This year I want to grow my business and generally not be so scared of things. I think as we grow up the things we used to do – or attempt as teenagers and children – become so much more problematic, and we become gripped by the fear of failure.
Having two small children, I would of course try to make sure that they don’t get hurt, but the reality is that we learn from our mistakes; and it is that which makes us in to the people we are. SO why as grown ups do we stop growing, making mistakes and learning?
Well I have decided that this year I am just going to bite my lip and go for it.
It’s all started with flying solo, literally on my own. This may not seem like such a big deal to most people, but I have been terrified of flying for a long time and while a trip to the US helped enormously, this time I’ve done the return leg of my travels without anyone I know. I decided not to be overwhelmed and shrink away from this opportunity but to seize the day and enjoy life. So I’ve been off to Barcelona. It was so exciting, knitting was stowed away and projects travelled with me.
As lovely as it was to jet off to foreign soil, what on earth did that have to do with my business? Well, what is it that you’ve been putting off? It might not be big, or important to anyone else, but it’s your nemesis, it’s your party pooper, and it’s your general pain in the neck that stops you doing and creating what you want.
I therefore encourage you to grab the bull by the horns and step out with faith that, even if you fail, you will learn something from your mistakes!