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From Struggling To Success

Reflections on my life’s journey in 2022

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From Struggling To Success

Hey there! Here is how I went from struggling to success. Achieving success from a place of struggle is no easy feat. It can certainly be done if you have the willpower and dedication to make it happen. You to can go from struggling to success.

Reflection on Early Struggles

Sometimes when we’re going through a particularly challenging time. We might be nostalgic for simpler. Less challenging times. But when you’re in the moment. That’s not how it feels at all. When your in the middle of a challenging period, all you can think about is how will survive the moment. That you will never get from struggling to success. You don’t have time to think about how you got to where you are. Or how you’re going to get out of it.

You’re just trying to survive. For me, the most challenging part of my journey was when I was first starting my blog. This was not my first attempt either. I tried to start a blog back in 2017. And gave up quickly because I didn’t know how to build a website. Silly reason to quit. I could have like I did this time and took some courses on how to start a blog. How to build a website and that made things a whole lot easier. I had no idea how I would get from where I was. To where I wanted to be. I knew I had to keep going.

What I was doing wasn’t working. Being a single mom of a small child with autism limits me of where and how I can work. Staying stuck in the same place because of that limitation I was not going to let that stop me.

Shortcuts To Success

I can now say that there are no shortcuts to success. Success doesn’t just fall into your lap one day. It’s built on hard work and perseverance. It’s also true that there are moments when you look back. Realize that there was a turning point that changed everything. I’ve been fortunate enough to have a few of those moments in my life. In my journey I have had to learn to trust myself. To see my worth and value and to recognize my strengths. There have not been a lot of times in my life that I have believed in myself. Have felt genuine confidence and faith in myself.

Turning Points In My Journey

I think one of the biggest turning points for me. Was when I decided to start my blog again. It wasn’t the first time I’d made this decision but this time I was serious about it. This time I wasn’t going to let lack of education and fear hold me back this time.

I knew I had to give it a shot. Even though I didn’t know how. I didn’t know how I was going to do it. How I would make a living doing it. I didn’t know a single person who made a living as a freelance writer. I had no idea how I would get my work out there and land my first readers. It was a scary leap. I knew that if I didn’t take the leap. I would always wonder that what could have been. Even if I thought I was going to fail I wanted to give it another try.

Overcoming Challenges

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There is a phrase out there that says” if you want something, you have to do two things. Figure out what it is, and then figure out how to get it.” There’s a lot of truth to that statement. You have to know what you want in life and what you’re striving for. Then you have to figure out how to get there. No matter who you are or what you’re striving for, there will be challenges along the way.

There will be times when you feel like you’ve hit a wall. You don’t have to stay on that wall. You can find a way to climb over, under, around, or through it. Take the path that leads to a better life. You might not always be aware of the cause of your discontent. So you have to take a journey inward to uncover what is making you unhappy.

Encourage yourself to do the necessary research and reflect on the issue to determine the source of your dissatisfaction. I’ve had a lot of challenges in my life. I’ve never let any of them keep me down for too long. I have failed many times in life. Have failed hard but getting back up and trying again is what counts.

Instead of letting challenges keep me stuck. I’ve used them to fuel me to propel me forward. I’ve turned my challenges into opportunities to grow and to become a better person.

Looking Ahead From Struggling to Success

I’ve come a long way from where I started and you can too! I’ve achieved things I never imagined I’d be able to, and I’ve seen many beautiful things along the way. Even when they seemed impossible and I wanted to give up. I’ve made some incredible friends along the way. Also I have been able to help and support others, too.

I have started a successful blog. It didn’t start out that way. When I first started There were so many nights I would look at my reader count and analytics and there would be nothing! Month after month of writing and creating a website. 0 readers 0 activity many times I wanted to just forget it and give up. Something in me got me up everyday and got me to write another post. And as embarrassing as it was to promote my blog I knew I had to do it.

Take A Step Back

As much as I just wanted to jump in and act like I knew everything. I knew I had to take a step back. Learn the craft and take my time. If I was going to be in this for the long haul. Not knowing for me is the first step to another fail.

So I said to myself “give it a year.” No matter if the the reader count says zero everytime keep writing. keep engaging. Just give it a year before you even think about giving up.

There are still many things I want to achieve in life. As I go this is becoming easier, learning that there is a process and journey to anything you want to achieve in life. These things don’t just show up on your doorstep magically one day. But also want to make sure I enjoy the journey and make lots of beautiful memories along the way.

I want to make sure I enjoy the process as much as I can. Learn all I can to prepare me for the next opportunities and projects ahead.

Conclusion: Excited For The 2023

I hope you enjoyed reading this reflection on my journey in 2022. My hope is that it brings you inspiration, and motivation. Encouragement to keep striving for your dreams.

The first thing to remember is that success doesn’t come overnight it’s a journey that requires patience and persistence.

When you have nothing the first step is to figure out what it is that you want to achieve. What are your dreams and goals?

Write them down and give yourself a timeline to work towards them. Break down each goal into smaller, achievable steps and make sure to cross off each one as you go along.

Take Action!

Another thing to keep in mind is that you will need to take action.

This is essential to go from struggling to success.

This may mean investing in yourself through education. Training, networking, and reaching out to mentors. Simply researching and learning about the industry you’re trying to break into. It’s also important to stay motivated and consistent. Focus on what you can do daily to keep moving closer to your goal.

Finally, remember that failure is just part of the journey. Don’t be discouraged if you don’t reach your goal overnight. Just keep trying stay focused on what you want to achieve. With hard work, dedication, and a positive attitude you CAN go from struggling to success!



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