You know the one. It’s our sounding block for every thought that crosses our mind. Some big, some small. It’s the voice of reason, encouragement and sometimes it’s the voice the stops us in our tracks. We have an idea, a thought that comes to mind, that turns into a desire, a plan, it seems like a good idea and then all of a sudden that little voice is saying “I don’t think that’s a good idea.” Wait, what?? I thought it was a good idea! I’ve researched it, I’ve spent hours, days, months thinking about it, planning it and NOW you tell me it’s a bad idea?
So then a seemingly “good idea” turns into a barrage of self defeating messages in your head that go something like this. “That’s right you heard me…bad idea. What do you have to offer anyone anyway? Who do you think is going to be interested in anything you post? You can’t compete with those other bloggers. You don’t know the fist thing about blogging!”
Yeah that voice! The one I hear loud and clear sometimes when I’m about to step outside my comfort zone and try something new. It can be very convincing. But after having spent my share of time on a sofa in a counselor’s office (more on that in a future blog post), I am able to tell that voice to SHUT UP!
So here is my first blog post! It’s probably not earth shattering, Shakespearean worthy reading material. It probably has all kinds of grammatical errors. It’s definitely not perfect and neither am I but it’s a start and that’s more than I thought it would ever be.