I don’t know what to write about…
and that’s okay.
I have been trying to figure out what I was going to write about on this blog, looking around the internet to see what topics other authors were writing about, reading list after list of how to create success and what I should and shouldn’t do. The search was tiring, it was very boring and amazingly depressing. I couldn’t find anything that sprung out at me as interesting or a starting point for how I wanted to write.
I recently, as in yesterday, began reading articles on Inc.com and came across one titled “5 Exceptionally Powerful Ways Millennials Succeed at Work”. Within the first couple of paragraphs it was clear to me that I had fallen into a rut of, what I am going to call, norms.
Merriam-Webster defines the word norm in a couple of different ways:
norms : standards of proper or acceptable behavior
the norm : an average level of development or achievement
the norm : something (such as a behavior or way of doing something) that is usual or expected
All of these definitions fit exactly into my use of norms above, but the last definition is the one that I would like to focus on.
In the Inc article Varun Mehta, a 28 year old VP at the Clutch Group, says “There is no secret formula, no blueprint to success in business. To try to mimic one is to lose before you even get in the game. The idea that you can recreate success is a myth.”
OK, not exactly mind blowing, but definitely eye opening. Here we are, myself included, scavenging the internet for the latest method, tactics and tricks to get ahead and the true answer is be yourself. Which brings me back to my original point, I don’t know what to write about…and that’s okay.
This is the first post I’m publishing for a brand new blog, one that I am curating, one that I am responsible for creating original and engaging content for. So what will you find on this blog? I don’t know, but I can tell you what you won’t find, a mimic, or recreation of what is already out there.
We all read the major sites, Mashable, Inc, to name a few. I am not a news source and I don’t have the time to be one, trust me, I’ve tried. This is a place for me to share. Share thoughts, opinions, projects and whatever else I think deserves to be read.
Now the question is, what are your thoughts? Have you found yourself following the trends that so many others are? Or are you a trendsetter, carving your own path for success?