1. Kelly
    May 2, 2017 @ 11:30 am

    Yes, yes, and yes!!! Analysis paralysis is my biggest enemy and I am trying to get better about making my to-do lists… bc I do accomplish so much more with one than without. There is something calming about forming the lists and organizing and planning both what you want to do and what needs to be done… and it’s both rewarding and motivating to mark things of as done. Being new at this I have so many ideas and goals, and without focus I get lost, confused, and frustrated. With a tangible list though, I am able to complete more than I thought I could! Thanks for this post! 🙂

    • Michelle Barichello
      May 4, 2017 @ 3:44 pm

      I definitely have limiting beliefs…all the time! But I do have the mindset to keep moving forward anyway, though sometimes the doubt just makes me sad. I think you just have to have faith every day, because blogging is a long road. As you’ve said, success certainly doesn’t happen over night, so you have to commit to the long haul and keep going even though you have doubt. Thanks for this post, Ruth!

  2. Treasure @ TreasuredMom
    May 4, 2017 @ 12:43 am

    I definitely struggle with every single one of these mindsets at different times. And, sometimes they are all woven together at once. There are so many different pieces to manage that it can be completely suffocating. So many others that I see are so far ahead of me and I wonder if I can ever make it there. Am I good enough? I just remember to take one step at a time and keep moving forward. Those I look up to didn’t get there overnight and I won’t either. Making a very small to-do list each day helps me to stay focused and keep progressing. Thanks for the reminder, to control those thoughts.

  3. Amira
    May 4, 2017 @ 6:20 am

    Thank you Ruth – those three is definitely there and I need to pin this post to my head so I will get out of the trap everytime I get caught in one!

  4. June Doran
    May 4, 2017 @ 8:22 am

    This is so true! The days I feel like I’ve got nothing to offer and my blog is going nowhere are the ones when I have the most trouble writing and doing what I know needs to get done. When I’m feeling like I can do this, the words fly off my fingers. I think comparison is definitely the trigger of the wrong mindset for me. Blinders on! Thanks for this reminder 🙂

  5. Bill
    May 4, 2017 @ 8:46 am

    The third item – about falling into the trap of comparing your own output to that of others struck a chord with me. As a new blogger, I’m constantly reading other sites to hear what other people have to say, and to educate myself on different themes and layouts etc. But it’s so easy to fall into the trap of comparing yourself and coming away discouraged.

    It reminded me of a quote you used in ‘How to Blog for Profit Without Selling Your Soul’. The quote was “Don’t compare your beginning to someone else’s middle”. It really hit home for me and is something I should probably put on a label and tape to my laptop. I think for today I’ll stop browsing the web and just write what’s on my mind. Thank you!


  6. Kate
    May 4, 2017 @ 11:05 am

    Thank you for this very encouraging post. While all three of these things hit home with me, being extremely new at blogging and learning all that goes with it while trying to keep up with my life of being a stay at home mom whose raising three boys, the “overwhelm” is what I’m struggling with the most. And, this week in particular has been especially rough! I need this pick me up!

  7. Chasity
    May 4, 2017 @ 12:03 pm

    LOVED THIS!! Thank you so much for sharing this. It was just what I needed this morning. I struggle the most with limiting beliefs. One day I’m super pumped about starting a blog, and the next I talk myself out of it with limiting beliefs. I appreciated that you said simply to call it what it is and choose not to believe it. I needed that. Thanks!

  8. NanaPennypockets
    May 4, 2017 @ 12:48 pm

    Oh my! I’m going through all of these, sometimes in the same day now that I’ve finally gotten a site and am in the process of getting it ready to go online.

    I’m too old to do this,

    I’ll never learn how to do this WordPress thing.

    Everyone else’s site is so much better.

    This topic is something no one will want to read.

    This topic of Ruth’s is just what I need for my readers. Have to make a link to it, if that’s okay?

    There’s too much to do. Will I ever get enough done to put it online?

    And it goes on and on.

    Thanks for the post. It’s the exact one I needed to read today. God is surely watching over me.

  9. Kate
    May 22, 2017 @ 4:51 am

    Oh my goodness, number 1 is so me. Sometimes I just have to write out every little thing, just to get it out of my head. I often colour code my to-do list by category so I can see what I want to focus on, or conversely if I need to balance myself out a little more. I like the way you reframe it by saying big goals have a lot to do… it’s a much better way to look at it than feeling frequently frazzled.

  10. Adi
    June 15, 2017 @ 1:56 am

    Thanks for this post.
    I have read many inspirational / motivational posts but yours was the one that I connected with the most.
    Please carry on with your GREAT WORK.
    I will like to add one more thing. When you say get it out of your head in point #1, what one can also do is blurt it out on a piece of paper, do prayer (talk/text to God :p), speak to one of your friends (non-judgmental, of course) and let your brain be light as a feather.
    This will allow you to de-clutter and be free.