It has been three years at the time of writing this have I begun my journey as an entrepreneur and writer.
It hasn’t been easy, with several reasons why I should stop and give up. Even to this day, where the money I’m making is so little compared to what I could be making in other places, I’m still pursuing this idea of mine.
Call it stupidity or nonsensical, I honestly don’t care.
At the end of the day, it is my own life and my own choice to live this way.
But it was through this adventure thus far that I’ve actually learned a valuable thing. It concerns embracing the process and showing appreciation for it.
At The Beginning I Wanted Money Fast
I first jumped into entrepreneurship for the potential massive revenue I could make. It’s the same reason I pursued an accounting career as people could potentially earn hundred thousands of dollars. Or at least that’s what I thought.
Money was something that moved me forward and as a result I grew obsessed with it. It drove me to the point that I participated in a variety of things solely because it would help me make money.
Because of this simple desire that I had, I lost sight of what I wanted to pursue. I lost the real reason for going on this journey and as a result I wasted my time for a while.
But it was through this journey and embracing this process did I learn to believe in myself, and find a better reason.
To Embrace The Process Is To Find A Purpose
I realized eventually that in order for us to grow we need to adapt and change. But more importantly, find a reason to do that. I could’ve given up at any point in time and yet, I pursued it as I felt I was growing.
Even though my life was stalling, I was still learning about myself, how I work, and some avenues that I could pursue.
This is what the process is all about: finding where our experiments take us and what we can learn from it.
From there, new paths and new discoveries await us.
But that alone won’t help us in pursuing our goals.
We need to have a purpose.
It’s where these lessons gain significance in our lives and that we actually apply what we learn.
To find that purpose perhaps it’s worth tracing back to the reason why we started this journey of self discovery.
What exactly did you want to achieve back then?
Have you achieved what you were looking for?
What do you truly feel compelled to do right now?
These are questions well worth asking when we are appreciating our growth process.
To Appreciate The Process Is To Pursue It
Of course the act of pursuing and embracing this process is how we show appreciation for it. This is our life journey after all. There are many twists and turns to it.
Some turns make sense while others don’t. The human mind is constantly developing and changing based on our surroundings.
It’s for this reason why we need to be patient and enjoy the transformations that we go through.
By quickly focusing on one thing and ignoring everything else we can lose ourselves.
Lately some large Youtubers have been suffering a lot from mental health. It’s not that they are obsessed with money, however they’ve gotten to a point where some people act like robots.
It can be challenging to keep up with their life and at some point they lost what made them enjoy making videos.
They once enjoyed the process and the journey has brought them far, but there are times in our stories where changes are needed.
The only way to discover that is to pursue and appreciate the work we’ve made thus far.
So take your time with your journey. It’s not meant to be rushed. Find problems that could sprout out and deal with them, but above all…
Embrace the journey.
To your growth!
Eric S Burdon
This post is part of an 3 month writing challenge that I’m committing myself to. Every day for 3 months, I’ll be writing articles with specific criteria in mind. You can learn all about my reasoning as well as what that criteria is right here. This is 68 of 91 of this series.
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