Over the weekend I hit a new milestone on my journey of writing my book. I was able to order proof copies so I can review the formatting and overall appearance of the book.
This will allow me to make any final changes before releasing it out to the world. Definitely an exciting moment for me.
The thing I have learned about myself throughout this process is that I am starting to identify as an author. Which, looking back over my life, seems like an unlikely role for me to have.
But I really have been enjoying the creative process, sharing this progress with all of you, and looking forward to how this will change my personal and professional life.
One lesson stands out to me throughout this journey. It really comes down to control. I can only control how I choose to respond to the events that unfold in front of me.
I don’t have control over how someone else is going to behave, or how they are going to move through the world, or even how they are going to respond to me. But I do have control over what I choose to do after they do what they are going to do.
For instance, I cannot control the post office from delivering my marked up manuscript to my neighbor instead of me, and I cannot control my neighbor choosing to not give me said manuscript. This is just one situation that unfolded during the course of me writing this book that taught me an aspect of self-control.
I have learned so much more about myself throughout this journey of writing this book that I think this will become a regular thing for me. This won’t be the last book that I write. I have learned that I have so much more to share than I ever thought.
On the topic of control, I write about Self-Control in my book. Specifically that building more self-control can have such a positive effect on many other facets of life. Getting better at maintaining my control over myself and my responses has become a daily exercise for me.
Some days are easier than others, but not a day goes by that I don’t find at least one aspect of self-control that I can reflect and improve upon.
Life really is an unpredictable journey, but what I am striving to get better at is how I can become more predictable in how I respond to situations that happen around me.
More to come on the release of my book, keep watching here, or reach out directly to me to get more information on when the book will be released. I cannot wait to share it with you all.
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