Why is it that it’s so hard to stop once you start? I was recently asked a question that was stated something like this:
“If you had free time to yourself and could do anything without interruption, even for just a short while, what would it be?”
The first answer that popped into my head (and to be honest, it kind of surprised me) was to read. I haven’t always been an avid reader, in fact, I enjoy writing more. Though, as I’ve grown and changed, I have taken the time to read more during the quiet which is rare nowadays here in my house. Once I find a book that grabs my attention, it’s really hard to put it down and when I do, I find myself anxiously awaiting the time when I can pick that back up and continue the story. Reading allows me to imagine. I can make up the characters and landscape and backdrops in my head and sometimes I connect so much, I feel like I too am in the story. A part of it in a way. We have a bookshelf overflowing with books, mostly mine, and seemingly by the same few authors whom I am partial to. I am a little proud of the collection I have going and of course, it would be easier to have a Nook or a Kindle and just download like we all do so easily in the technology craze that is today, but I prefer to just keep my hands on the actual pages. Perhaps that makes me feel as though I am connecting, or maybe it’s just habit…I’m not sure. What I do know though is that it’s very hard to let go of once I start.
Having a business is a lot like reading a good book. Once you find a connection and dive in, it’s something you don’t want to give up. You create and imagine and dream parts of the story much like you dream and create and imagine your business. You build that business and you watch it grow. You dive in head first and you can’t stop, you don’t want to stop. It’s a need and a want to succeed and when it’s that good and you’ve found a connection, you don’t want it to end. It becomes you. I am lucky to have found my story so early on in life and to be following my heart doing what I love. My hope is that not only does my bookshelf at home grow, but my bookshelf in this business too. There are so many more chapters out there for me and I certainly don’t plan on stopping now!