I have been thinking about late night writing or posting should say. Why? Because I’m a vampire of course.
No but more seriously, there is bound to be a community of nutters, I mean like minded people scouring the internet for something to divulge into, right? People like me.
I had a pretend community called ISG, Insomniac Support Group because le struggle to sleep was real. It consisted of myself and one other guy on Twitter ha!
Anyway back to the matter. My first late night post goes a little something like this: Go to sleep. Just kidding.
What keeps me up at night? Erm a whole host of things, bills, bills, bills, have I said bills? If I’m honest I try not to allow such things deprive me of sleep, usually if I am up till late, my aspirations are haunting me, literally.
I find that sometimes I spend a large amount of time thinking about them rather than actually doing them. The reason is usually because I have never done it before and truth be told my goals scare me lol, so what do I do instead? Procrastinate.
Last week I bought the audio book by the Shonda Rhimes “Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person”.
Shonda is both incredibly inspirational and a pioneer of her own kind. She consistently breaks the mould in various aspects of her life and is living it exactly the way she wants it. I applaud her boldness and her ability to say no to some things and yes to others, if you’ve read/listened to the book, you’ll know what I am referring to.
The thing that most resonated with me from her book, was something she said in her commencement speech at Dartmouth University, which she was petrified of doing. She said don’t dream, do.
Now you might say ‘yeah we know that Irene, we all know that’ yes we have heard it a trillion times but how well have those words permeated your skin? What’s the ratio of what you do to what you don’t do in respect of your goals? Be honest with yourself.
It was like I was hearing those words again for the first time. Its funny because my posts are riddled with ‘action talk’ yet I felt a renewed sense of attachment to the words ‘Don’t dream, do’ as if I had unlocked a new level on a game, the game of life. Maybe its because I knew I wasn’t doing nearly enough.
Yes its great having dreams, but dreams will remain a fantasy if you don’t do anything about it.
No sense in conjuring beautiful images of what you’d love your life to look like if you don’t in fact take any action towards doing something about it.
It doesn’t matter if you don’t know how to do it, just keep doing what you know and be keen to learn.
The idea is to not keep still waiting for the perfect time or opportunity. Now is the perfect time and you are the opportunity.
Keep moving, keep repeating, keep practicing, keep learning, and most importantly keep doing.
By being proactive, the universe will aid and abet in order to get where you want to be but you have to do, consistently and persistently.
Okay that’s my lot. See you night creatures! XO