Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Do it fearlessly!

I hope the title of this post answers a question that may be on your mind right now. Nothing can happen when you don't do anything.

I hope that this post will inspire you to take a step towards your dream. The story I am about to share is one of those steps that I have taken, sometimes without even thinking through it. And, if you have heard the stories of successful people, they don't wait unnecessarily to take reasonable actions.

If your intentions are right, you will be successful. I will like to seek caution, though, that success does not mean that it will be accomplished without challenge. Challenge is the engine that drives success to fruition.

During challenges, you will learn beyond your imagination - what to do and what not to do to achieve your goal. It was Thomas Edison, the same man who made it possible for you and I to have electricity, let alone internet, because, there wouldn't be internet without electricity, who said that he learned ten thousand ways that electricity cannot work when he was asked why he kept trying. In the process of trying to achieve our goals, we learn how, what to do, or not to do, to make the specific goal a reality. In addition, we may even learn how to bring about secondary items that will add extra value to our primary goal.

That is the message that I have today. It started as a way to promote my book and two other authors to a regular live broadcast on Facebook, uploaded to YouTube, and aired on TV at one of the Public Access TV stations.

However, the first time that I tried the broadcast, it was a huge failure. I will save the details for later. You can read the details in the preview edition of L Magazine coming up this spring.

My message here is to do whatever your heart tells you do to. It might be a suggestion from someone else or an idea that expanded after sharing it with someone. You never know what it will blossom into.

Right now, I have my first magazine coming up soon. It is called L Magazine. L stands for Lipstick, Lip Balm & Literacy. The cover that I share in this post is just a dummy cover for me to touch and use it as a contact point to make my dream become a reality. I had wanted to publish my first magazine in 1999/2000, but it never came to life. In the meantime, I have learned a lot over the past eighteen to nineteen years. From getting a degree in Mass Communication, to practicing as a journalist actively in the newsroom for six years, and now just writing and producing online contents.

It felt so good when I picked up the sample of L Magazine at the post office today.

Whatever might be on your mind right now to do, I say to you, "Do it fearlessly!"