Have you ever fallen and decided that THE WAY you get up will energize you, even if it looks silly to anyone watching?
No doubt – the important part IS the actual getting up but why not reflect, while you’re down on HOW you will get back up.
It’s not always easy to re-start writing / blogging. Especially, if you’re like me and you keep reading articles (from bloggers I highly respect and follow) that indicate that bloggers should make REAL / ORIGINAL contributions rather than reposting or regurgitating existing ideas. I truly enjoy the process of publicly reflecting on what I have read and sharing my own thoughts… but…
I want to make a difference and not just post for the sake of posting.
Here are some cool posts by Bill Ferriter with a counter-perspective on blogging, more in line with my own thinking:
It has been a long process and I have read and reflected on some amazing ideas that have now lead me to think about my own purpose – what my mission in life is – and how to realize it.
I have realized that I want to make a positive difference in the lives of others through making connections. Connections with people, ideas, places, paradigms, etc. Yes, it’s the educator, father and traveler in me. We are enriched by the connections we make – positive and negative. How can I facilitate these connections? By sharing, interacting, questioning and prompting others to reflect.
So, I came up with these steps that I will try (and, MAY be helpful for others):
- Take time:
- For myself to recharge
- Before answering
- To re-center and be present with those that I’m with
- Think thoroughly before speaking
- Work on precise, concise messages
- Always try to consider the ‘bigger picture’ of what someone is saying or sharing and consider sharing connections that may help create a greater understanding
- Ask reflective questions and truly listen to the answers
What do YOU think? I would love to hear your thoughts and ideas.
I’ll still write about interesting apps and ideas that I come across in the interest of sharing something useful and helping others connect… for now… It just feels good to be ‘up’, again!