The daily prompt Reason to Believe made me think of this whole blogging experience. I sometimes feel really behind at this – not sure how to do things like tagging or adding widgets or pingbacks. Every day when I get the new assignment on Blogging U, I get a little more discouraged, like I’m the last person in a race…
But then I remember this is not a race, it’s an opportunity for me to express myself and hopeful connect with other people. I remember why I started this – to share proverbs that I find meaningful, and here’s one for this situation: What you make with your hands, do not break with your feet.
This proverb talks about resisting the urge to sabotage oneself. That not everything is easy, and some things that are wonderful and worthwhile are also HARD – at least initially. To accomplish anything takes focus, effort and the belief that you can do it. You have to stick with it, and be really careful that you don’t become the obstacle in the path of your own success.
Right now for me, that means that I need to keep at it and learn how to use all of the delicious tools WordPress has to offer, which brings me back to the daily prompt. After all, I started this process because I believe I have something to say and share, and I believe blogging is a great way to do that. I also believe I am capable of learning, even things that are hard for me.
What you make with your hands, do not break with your feet – time for me to get my hands and feet to work together, have my next cup of coffee, and add a widget!
Reason to Believe