A frequent question I get asked all the time is “why did you start blogging?” The usual answers I respond with are “I like to write” or “ just wanted to try something new”, but those are blatant lies. I tell people what they want to hear to avoid answering the question.
When I first started out way back in March, I had hit my lowest point. An over-accumulation of emotional and personal stresses finally broke me down. I lost faith in myself and most of all, in the people around me. During the same week, I had gone to a leadership conference on campus where the speaker said something that really resonated with me:
“In life things get hard and we all have our breaking points, but remember this: 10 percent is the situation, 90 percent is how you react.”
What this quote essentially means is you can overcome any struggle, any challenge, or any obstacle by changing the way you think about it. Sometimes a positive attitude is all you need to make a change in your life. I was moved so much by this quote that I made it my mission to better myself in every possible way. I wanted to erase the sadness, insecurity, and suffering that was buried deep within my heart. It was also at this conference that I got the idea to start Life Blog.
Initially, this blog was supposed to be an archive of all my accomplishments as I progressed through my self improvement journey. Instead it became a permanent record of life observations and painful memories. This is not a bad thing though. If I have learned anything after all these months of blogging it is this: It is OK to make mistakes. Mistakes are how people learn, adapt, and improve in life. If people can learn from my mistakes than thats fantastic. If even just one person could avoid the pains I’ve felt by reading my blog, I would be extremely happy. So at this point, you may be asking what is the point of all this? The point is that starting today Life Blog is no longer a self improvement blog. It is a world improvement blog.