I can’t believe I started this blog year ago…TODAY to be exact! I’ve actually been meaning to create this post for the past few weeks but inspiration finally hit today of all the days (the universe works in mysterious ways, huh?). The content of this post has been on my mind for awhile. I’m sure you’ve all been thinking “where the heck have you been??” Well, I apologize to all my fans (read: my mom) for disappearing! During my hiatus, I had some great self-realizations and transformations. One of the many contributions to this shift was starting this blog. I got out of my comfort zone and DID something and it really was the catalyst to a great year. But as they say, all good things must come to an end.
"But, Dan! Why stop? You were doing so well, I love your blog" (Again, thanks Mom). Have no fear, I’m not stopping. No, this blog was only the beginning. But it was something I thought I had to do; to build my business and be successful. If I stopped, it meant I failed. But, as we all know, that was just a belief in my head and I decided to let it go. Yes, let it go, let it go, it can’t hold me back anymore.
You see, a big part of my year was beginning to recognize what energized me in my life and deciding to put more focus on those things. I realized that writing was not particularly energizing for me. (Well, at least in the sense where I can pump these out every week.) However, this allowed awareness for other platforms that were more energizing for me, like creating videos. While I’m not quite a writer, I am a performer. I just needed to find my stage! I even took on a new stage name (Did you notice? I’m now DANIEL SCOTT ZIMMERMAN…can’t ignore a guy with a name like that, right?) Suffice to say, there are some ideas in the works that I hope will pan out in the near future.
So the takeaway from all this? If I never started this blog, I might have never made it to this particular point I’m at today. But if I also kept doing it when it wasn’t fulfilling for me, it wasn’t going to benefit anyone, either. Just like Elsa, I couldn't hold my real self back anymore, I had to let it go. I gave him the reigns and just like in the movie, it led me down a much more satisfying path. So for those of you with goals for the new year, I say whatever it is, go for it. Just do it. And if it turns out it’s not aligning with you, let it go and see where your true self leads you next. At the very least, you will have learned something that will help you going forward. Remember, there is no failure, except in no longer trying. (Thank you, Elbert Hubbard).
So for those of you who followed along, thank you. I hope this gives you some closure as well as intrigue for the next phase. Yes, it will be a challenging and intimidating adventure, but that never bothered me anyway.
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