I have been in a funk lately. I have been feeling like I have been busy but I allowed busyness to replace being productive.
Have you ever felt this way?
What I realized is I have spent hours scrolling my social media feeds and living in comparison to everyone else’s posts, likes, actions, vacations, and opinions, etc… I have also been binge watching a lot of shows on different media platforms over the past few months.
All of these things;distractions have been gateways of escape so I didn’t have to face the realities of life and the crazy thing is I am more exhausted by doing nothing than if I were to get back into doing what I love to do.
This is, in fact, the first time I have sat down to collect my thoughts and write anything of substance in almost 5 months. What prompted this essay you might ask?
Well, I’ll tell you.
As I was responding to someone on social media I received a notification from WordPress and it took me by total surprise. I had no idea I had been actively pursuing #Ringerisms as a hobby/blog/business for 4 years now.
But it made me realize how much I was underperforming in the arena of provoking thought, giving insight, doing research, and sharing experiences with the world in order to put a small but insightful impression on this otherwise negative and hard pressed world we now seem to be living in.
4 years is a long time to invest in something that means so much just to let it slip between your fingers because you allow busyness to replace productivity. My goals have been blindsided by distraction and dissention. I have allowed the one thing I ask my readers to do to happen to me. How many of you have given advice but would be hard pressed to take your own advice?
Sooner or later you have to realize and believe in the words you preach to others because the true value in shared wisdom is to take action on your own advice if you truly hold those words to be the truth.
Remember ladies and gentlemen:
God wants you to shine.
God wants you to love.
God wants you to prosper.
God will never give up on His promise for your life.
God also gave you the free will to follow through on that promise and stop waiting for signs and confirmation. Sometimes that confirmation comes from the little things when you are looking for the big things.
Have a blessed night and here is to many more years of #Ringerisms!