Going With My Flow

Artist: Monica Stewart

I’m feeling a little stuck. I can’t seem to get a good, heartfelt New Year’s resolution list down on paper. I mean, I’ve jotted some things down, but I’m not feeling it. I’ve already determined that stepping out is the truth of what’s in my heart. So, why am I trying to take the baby steps right now? There is a time to stick and a time to move. Maybe this really is the time to move… Move out on what I’ve been working towards, instead of trying to be routine and monotonous. The strategy and pace will not be the same and will not get the same results each time.  That is why we shouldn’t follow in the footsteps of another, thinking that we will get the same results. We’re not supposed to. That’s why the strategy last year, may not be the strategy for this year.

So, I’ve been thinking a lot about a suggestion made by Darren Hardy of Success Magazine, in an article titled, Achieving Your “One Thing”.

“When it comes to making 2012 the best year of your life, the secret is the same, figure out the “one thing” that if you achieved it, would change your life so dramatically that it would make for the best year of your life”.

I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that my “One Thing” is to get my therapeutic practice in counseling started, meaning that I begin building my client base. Achieving that would satisfy and consummate all of the planning, working and studying done over the past 6 years. This would officially begin my career, doing what is in my heart to do as a counselor. It would give me an opportunity to be creative in my work, something that I’ve not been able to do working for someone else.

I’ve wondered throughout 2011, what this transition into self-employment would look like. A safe and predictable plan of action is being a full-time employee and moonlight for my practice. And I’ve got a plan and supports in place.  I think that I’m the hold up, feeling like I should know everything before going forward. I will never know everything and I don’t think I need to, at least that is what successful entrepreneurs say. That’s why there is “No One Man or Woman Show”.  You build teams and partnerships in which a common goal and vision can be achieved.

I’ve got the “One Toenail” stuck in the ridge of the cliff, while the rest of me is ready to step off in it! It seems to me that it’s too much weight for one toenail to bear. I guess I’d better go with my flow.

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