Monday, November 9, 2009

The Power of Words and the Strength of Actions

"Do not wait; the time will never be "just right". Start where you are and work with whatever tools you may have in your command, and better tools will be found as you go along."

~Napoleon Hill

So once again, it has been awhile since I have posted to my blog and rather than give my usual apologies and fall into the trap of possibly not posting again for awhile, I will instead say that I have seen the errors of my ways and will work to be more diligent about posting.

It's amazing how powerful words can be in helping you to overcome obstacles, refocus on what's important, or see something that you weren't able to see while you were living your life. I have always been a fond believer of writing down how you feel which is why I started this blog in the first place. I wanted this to be my place of refuge where I could write down the fears that I have when it comes to pursuing my dreams, the accomplishments I make when I let go of that fear and take a chance, and the setbacks that I might experience along the way.

That being said, I always felt that whatever I wrote had to be perfect. It had to have this profound feeling to it in order for me to feel that the message had been conveyed the way I thought it should be. Having the mentality that it had to be "perfect" has prevented me from posting some stuff that I now realize is amazing just because it came from my thoughts and how I feel about certain things. Waiting around for things to be perfect and for me to have accomplished a certain thing only leads to these long gaps between my posts. I can't expect people to support and encourage me when I'm not giving them insight as to where I'm at in the process.

While looking to purchase my home, one of my main requests was to have a space that I could solely dedicate as an office/sewing space. While I would have loved a large space, the space in the house I ended up purchasing wasn't big, but I knew that it had potential. Unfortunately, it became the catch all room for when other rooms were being utilized or when company was coming over and I could just close the door and pretend it didn't exist.

Yesterday I sat in that room and saw that not only was I cluttering up a room with unnecessary items, I was also blocking the one place where my creativity was supposed to be allowed to explore and not be held back. I've been debating on what paint color to choose to the point that there is no paint on the wall. I've been deciding on the perfect desk to get to the point that my sewing machine is still in it's carrying case and the folding table has become a second make shift catch all space. I went to Ikea yesterday in an attempt to purchase a desk and while I saw a couple of nice ones, my mind kept going back to the clutter that was already in the office, which made it harder to imagine anything in there.

So the plan for this week is to tackle the office head on. A place for everything and everything in it's place. Once that is done, I will decide on a paint color, purchase the paint and put it on the walls rather than having it sit in the can staring back at me whenever I walk by. After that, I'll be able to see how much space I have to work with so I can take measurements and decide what I need to purchase in order to make the space more efficient. Instead of waiting around for me to have the perfect office, I will create a space that works perfect for what I need it to do now to get me started back at designing, sewing and writing.

I'm also going to revamp my vision board to reflect more of who I am and where I want to be. The first one was great in helping me get started in thinking about how I wanted my life to be, but the new one will be more focused on enjoying what I currently have while building up to the other things I want. I also need to make sure it is put in a proper place on the wall so I can see it everyday and internalize what it represents.

The power of your words helps you remember the power that you possess within as well. They remind you that while you may lose focus sometimes, you can always find your way back and be stronger and more determined than you were before. The power of my words along with the strength of my actions will help me get to where I am meant to be.


(Conquering the world, one stylish step at a time)