According to Dictionary.com progress is, “a movement toward a goal or to a further or higher stage”. In layman’s terms, progress is moving closer to your goal.
A year ago, when I first began my blog, I had a specific goal. It was to dust off my writing skills & in the future provide a platform where I could personally sell my book and future catalog. I don’t know about you, but I feel that in our current culture we have too many available tools to not at least stick our foot in the sea of entrepreneurship. However, I’ve been able to do much more than that.
Through this blog I have been able to encourage others, network with fellow professional men and women, and face my fears. You may be wanting to know some of the specifics, which I understand, so I’ll go into some of the details.
I have been able to encourage others by reminding them that they can overcome whatever they feel is holding them back. Whether it is insecurity, lack of faith, perspective, or even being different, it can be used to move forward to what you are destined to achieve.
Also, this blog has allowed me to network with other professional individuals because having your own domain brings forth opportunities that simply selling through someone else’s does not. It leads to your receiving a second look that may not come if you didn’t have it because you are going the extra mile from the beginning.
That means you are not waiting for others to approve of you before you put forth full effort. You are believing in yourself and doing all that you can do from the jump.
Finally, I was able to face my fears because a) I had to open up further about things I had struggled with & b) I had to deal with the fact that things might not take off immediately & press forward regardless. Regardless of things automatically not reaching what my goal is I still had to and still am having to press forward.
Giving up never helped anyone achieve anything. If you stumble you have to get back up. Success will always include a few failures, but you have to be able to bounce back at all times.
In the end, I am happy with the fact that I am still here as a blogger, author, speaker, entrepreneur, and survivor. My still being here, typing at my computer for you all celebrating Step By Step’s one-year anniversary, shows that I am succeeding because I have not thrown in the towel. I am proud, I am thankful, and I am excited because I know that the best is yet to come.