I can’t tell you how many times I’ve asked myself, “Where Am I Going With This?” My mind tends to wander more than most I’ve been told. Sometimes, this is a good thing, as I then discover trains of thought that haven’t left the station yet.
Other times, I get quite derailed. I’m also not sure what is up with all of these train metaphors. So, where am I going with this?
It’s not just writing that can seem to lead to nowhere. Many things we do in life seem to have no discernible goal or endpoint. I’m not always sure everything that we do must have a purpose, even if we try giving it one.
Goals are extremely important, yes. But, my expectations can be a bit too unrealistic at times. Still, don’t keep expectations low just to be easily impressed, either. So, where am I going with this?
Sometimes, you just have to sit there and let yourself think in circles for a moment. I sort of do this everyday, often not very productively. So, it’s about time that I just let myself type again. You never know what’s going to come out.
If you feel like you’re stuck or going in circles or headed into oblivion, it’s not a bad idea to sit back for a moment and reflect. You don’t always have to be making progress. Some days you just won’t. Then again, I’ve become a little obsessed with always finding some little bit of progress so that my day doesn’t feel unproductive. Perhaps, I shouldn’t do this, because sometimes true progress doesn’t show itself in an easily tangible way.
I’m not entirely sure where I’m even going with blogging anymore, really. But, there are two things of which I’m entirely certain. One, the words in my head and the thoughts associated with them need to go somewhere. Two, I want to help others.
There are plenty of people out there who still don’t fully appreciate the power that someone typing in front of a computer screen can have. I do. In fact, I’ve often seen that power abused, as people can be convinced of what they read in print more than you might at first believe. Then again, it can do so much good, too. I want to blog to raise others up, not misdirect, confuse, or tear down like others have before.
Where am I going with this? Just do what you do. Sure, sometimes, you’ll fail, perhaps a lot. It’s OK, as long as you pick yourself back up and do what you love.
I guess this went somewhere after all!