Motivation is a funny thing.
As I’ve grown and experienced more in life I have come to the conclusion that motivation for me is almost an all-or-nothing scenario. I have a very easy time committing to something and giving it absolutely 100% of my effort for a short period of time. After this brief and intense bout of activity it is extraordinarily easy for me to not only slow down, but often times give up on something altogether.
So, here we are with my blog.
I started the blog around 12/8/2015 and by the middle of February 2016 I had completely dropped off. Three solid months of effort only to stop completely. Why do I do this?
I committed to myself that I would not be “just another blog” that I have stumbled upon in the past that had a bunch of material, but then the posts simply stopped sometime in months past. Well, I have officially let myself do the same thing with Family Financier.
I let it go.
Looking back, I know exactly why this happened. I worked so hard for months and when I finally got a good post off the ground with some shares, likes, comments, etc it’s almost like a switch in my brain was flipped and it felt like I had accomplished what I had set out to do. The problem is that this isn’t what I wanted to accomplish at all. Not even close! If I scan back to some of my first posts it is clear that I wanted to build a community, hold myself accountable for my own personal finances, generate online income, and help educate myself and others on how to become better managers of money and their own discipline.
So, where am I now that I’ve let myself and potentially others down with my lack of motivation?
Pretty much back to square one.
With the potential to rediscover my motivation and hopefully build what I sought out to have from the beginning on the line I have decided to come back to this blog and whoever may have been reading it to start my journey again.
In an effort to keep myself on track I am considering a number of different ways to force myself to be accountable. I’m not 100% sure what I will end up doing, but I would love to start sharing more information with readers as well as monthly updates/progress reports so that if I show poor results I will be forced to share them with the world. Nothing drives your willpower like the threat of embarrassment!
So, can it be done? Can I bring this blog back to life and start talking about the things that interest me again? Can I help myself and others deal with their personal finance issues? Can I get out of debt?
Only time will tell, but I will be around to tell the story as we go.
If you stumbled upon this post then I do appreciate you reading it, but I wrote this mostly just to force myself to hit the publish button and kick off the blog’s revival. It will serve as a time stamp and a reminder to me about how I failed once and committed myself to getting back up on the horse. If you’ve ever been in this situation you are welcome to chime in with a comment. I would love to read them and help support you in your struggles!