I started this blog not too long ago. I started it because I like to write, rant, comment. And since I do that a lot on Facebook anyways, I decided that I should have a blog so that I can have longer, better thought out comments on the issues that I care about.
And since I have started blogging, I realized that I don’t enjoy writing as much. Why? Because I became obsessed with the number of views and visitors to my blog. Very often, I felt a pressure to write about things and in a way that would attract more views and visitors to my blog. And when the number of views and visitors don’t rise as fast as I would like through the day, I would get upset and disappointed.
Then I saw this on Facebook today.
Obama’s words serve as a very good reminder for myself:
“that it’s about the work. Because if you’re worrying about yourself—if you’re thinking: ‘Am I succeeding? Am I in the right position? Am I being appreciated?’ — then you’re going to end up feeling frustrated and stuck. But if you can keep it about the work, you’ll always have a path. There’s always something to be done.”
Why do I write? Because I believe that there is value to the things that I have to say. That through my writing, I can add to the discussion about important issues in my society, that I can spread a little happiness, and lighten up people’s day.
So. Don’t focus on yourself. Focus on your work. Find purpose in what you do. If you create value for the world, for the society you are in, for your customers, for people around you, then the world, the society you are in, your customers, the people around you will take care of you, one way or another.