I have been working on this site for the last few days. It has been a little time since I have approached a project with such determination. I have a very clear vision of what success will look like and I have so many ideas; for material that I can share on a digital platform, for ways to engage with people through that platform and how to build subscribers. I have set myself some goals, planned, mapped out approaches, even put in milestones and reviews. I have followed all of my own advice.
Yet I do not know whether this project will be a success. I can’t do. I cannot look into the future.
I have doubts and niggles. There is that negative inner voice that is telling me, “It won’t work, you know”. I have even been procrastinating about developing some of the content (see my content on dealing with procrastination – when I write it).
However, I also know that this is all natural, that we all experience such doubts when attempting something that is substantially new. The negative inner voice is warning me what I have to address and work on. The procrastination is equally natural and yet I know that when I push through it I will be producing new material, adapting existing work that I have developed over the last 25 years and filming videos, webinars, etc.
What I do know with absolute certainty is that making a success of anything takes a combination of skills and qualities. The skills I have and will be offering on this site. The qualities needed include determination, confidence, self belief, courage and a willingness to pick oneself up when setbacks introduce doubt. I think I have enough of these qualities too. I just need to apply them in the right measure and at the right time.
So, this post is not only aimed at you reading it. It is also intended as a note to myself.
One of the many thoughts or even sayings I have about is success is, “create a good reason to celebrate every week”! Another is “plan how to reward yourself for your success”. I shall go out and get that bottle of champagne!
I will succeed with this project. I will achieve my vision and goals and I will have reasons to celebrate. Lots of them.