I Was Wrong

Today marks my 100th consecutive day writing on this silly blog. About 101 days ago, I was not sure I could do it. I’m happy to report that I was wrong. I was the only thing standing in my way. I’m glad I stepped aside and let myself through. I’m not going to prattle on about this accomplishment because I truly hope that I’ll make it every day this year without missing a post, and I’m sure no one cares about these milestones aside from me.

However, in reflecting on how I got from Day One to Day One Hundred, I realize that the only thing that made this blog possible was the decision to do it. It took only the desire not to miss a day to ensure I didn’t miss a day. Admittedly, it was not easy…but it was possible.

I’ve always loved this quote but it seems especially appropriate today, so I thought I would share it:

“Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

If there’s something you haven’t begun or attempted because you’re not sure you’ll have the time or the energy or the fortitude to be successful, go ahead and step boldly in that direction. Make yourself a priority. Believe in what you can accomplish. If you do, one day fairly soon you too will be fortunate enough to admit you were wrong to sell yourself short. I don’t know about you, but if I have to be wrong I think this is the best way to go about it.

5 comments

  1. Love the quote! It is true–simply by taking the first step, we become emboldened to take the second and third steps. I am making my plans for when the kids are all in school and often feel like I can’t take a step yet, but maybe I’m wrong. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. So glad you made the decision to blog. And yes, I do care about milestones-yours and mine and everyone’s. When you arrive at my age milestones achieved and those yet to accomplish are very important and life giving. They make you matter.

  3. I have enjoyed reading these 100 consecutive posts! ๐Ÿ™‚ Keep them coming. I feel as though reading your blog is just a little dab of inspiration for me each day. You always make me think about something. ๐Ÿ™‚

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