27 August 2012

5 Away from 3000

Here it is, a Monday morning with nothing much to distinguish it from so many other Monday mornings, with one exception:

I am five views away from my 3,000'th view.

Granted, this is over the course of multiple years, but it's still pretty exciting for me. A special thanks to all of my eastern European readers! It's just the little boost I need.

Last week was a week filled with fear: realizing I am oh-so-far from attending Lipscomb, unless some generous benefactor steps in, and finding out the building I work in is going up for auction in a few weeks, which could mean the new owner might not keep the current management company, or worse, they might not keep us as the current staff at all. These are fears that cut into my courage and weaken my progress. The things I fear could be overcome, but they would be setbacks. It's a dreary end to an optimistic summer.

I read an article stating entrepreneurs need one thing for success: optimism. Fear eats away at optimism. Of course my logical mind knows that anything can change at any moment, and I should not fear that which has not happened, but isn't that what fear is? Isn't fear one of the most irrational and difficult to control of all emotions? So when well-meaning people attempt to comfort me and tell me everything is going to be okay, I try very, very hard to believe them. When they tell me this could be the start of something new and exciting, I pray it isn't at the cost of my current job. I'm not the kind of person that will leap into entrepreneurship if I lose my job. I'm the kind of person that will dive head-first and full throttle into the search for my next job.

Therefore, today I embrace the 3,000 people who glanced at my blog and maybe even came back to see it again. Thank you for reading and keeping me inspired. My optimism just ticked up a notch.

everything will be okay in the end. if it's not okay, it's not the end.
courtesy of www.bellamumma.com


DcnMarty said...

Fear is a temporary state of mind. Optimism is a character trait. You'll do just fine.

Not a Real Blog said...

Aww, I like that idea! Thanks! As a follow-up, I had 23 page views yesterday. It must be time to add some new content!