I’ve always dreamt of becoming a full time blogger ever since I was in 10th grade, and here I am, in my fourth year in engineering, making that attempt. So why did I wait so long? Because I didn’t think I could make it. My resolve is still shaky, but I realized that I couldn’t carry the regret I’d have for not trying, which is why I launched my site today. Better late than never.
The first blog I had visited was stevepavlina.com, and it was there that I’d come across the strange idea of developing oneself. This forever changed the way I viewed the world. Up until then, I was a complete mess. I hadn’t even heard of self-development, and when I did, the idea of developing myself seemed ridiculous and unattainable because back then I believed we were born in a certain way, and could only operate in a fixed manner.If you suck at math, there’s nothing you can do about it. If you hate the life you’re living right now, then tough luck, because you’ll lead a miserable life and there’s nothing you can do about it.
Reading Steve’s articles introduced me to the idea that a person could modify one’s behavior and mindset, and as a result, one’s circumstances. I had undergone a complete mental shift ever since I started to question the beliefs I’ve held.
I used to hate reading, and now I can’t go a day without reading something new. The books we were given at school were incredibly dull and boring, which is why I never thought reading could be a pleasurable activity. Ever.
After reading a couple of blog posts, the stories they recited emitted a fragrance that drew me closer. It wasn’t just the writing style, but the detail they went into, and the extent to which I was able to relate with what was written, that sparked something deep inside of me. That spark had later developed into a blazing fire, and now, reading has become a full fledged obsession.
I’ve also started exercising, something I never thought I’d do. And it has changed my life for the better. Daily exercise improved my mood and made me feel better about myself. I’ve also started to take more risks, and can also handle more pain.
I realize that I’ve gone off on a rant, but the point I’m trying to make is that I want to positively impact the lives of my fellow readers in the way mine was.
And I want to make some money while I’m at it as well. Hehehe. 😜