Don’t Die Inside While You Live

Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside of us while we live.

One year ago today I started this journey of blogging. Here’s what I’ve accomplished:

  • Generated views/visits from 27 different countries around the world; over 584 visitors
  • Impacted over 237+ people as they left likes or comments over this past year on my posts
  • Over 141 posts. Every one of them a lesson about how to and not to write

I look back at that, not knowing a year ago I’d ever be here looking back. And, I think, WOW what if I hadn’t?

The worse thing we can do is not even start, not even try. That in itself is a very slow death. Might not be illness related or terminal, but everyone wants to leave the world a better place. No one I’ve met, has woken up with a to do list to be the worst contribution to humankind.  Everyone in some part of themselves wants to contribute and find meaning in their work/time on this planet while they are here. Even if you’re a little crazy like me 🤪

We have different struggles on how or why to start. What do I need to learn before I start? Am I strong enough? Will I be laughed at? What kind of shoes and clothes do I need? Fears that hold us back and make us hesitate. Hesitate long enough and we’ve already moved on to another goal with out even taking the time to see if the previous was the right one.

The post is simple. Just start. That’s all you have to do. Just start. You don’t need a PhD. You don’t need to finish you schooling before trying out a vocation you feel passionate about. Here’s all you need to do:

Take the first step.

You can start making your contribution today. You’re much stronger than you realize. Just go for it. Go nuclear, worry about the fall out later. The fall out, that’s the learning and part of the journey anyway, don’t let it get in the way. Lean into it.

✌🏻 Shawn

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