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Something rather unexpected has been happening as a result of me making the decision to leave third-party writing sites and strike out on my own. I seem to have become a sort of inspiration for other writers.
Some time back I decided to dedicate my life to helping others and making the world a better place. It’s always wonderful when I find that someone sees me as a source of knowledge and inspiration and I learn that because of me they’re changing their life for the better. Since I write self-help and teach people about themselves and the world they live in, it’s not too much of a surprise. Sometimes though, I’m a bit shocked at how something I do can have an effect on people.
When I told the internet world that I was leaving third-party sites and going my own way, people gave me words of support and let me know how much I’d be missed. That was a wonderful thing. What I never expected is that people would start looking to me as someone to follow, as an inspiration to take charge and make a change.
Other writers are now looking to me for advice and encouragement. There are a lot of people facing the harsh truth that writing sites are crashing and burning, and income from third parties is dwindling. I seem to be forging a brave new path by making the choice to leave that all behind and take control of my writing and my future. People want to know what I’m doing and how I’m doing it. They are leaning on me to help them understand how it all works and how they might be able to do it too. People are gathering around me with wide-eyed anticipation, and it’s not something I ever thought would happen.
I want everyone in the world to have success, and I’ll admit I have a soft spot for other writers and artists. I’ve always been one to share my knowledge and let other people know what works for me. Granted, what works for me usually flies in the face of what others on the internet claim to be the “right” way, but it works none the less, and I’m always happy to share on the chance that it may work for someone else. It somehow never occurred to me that taking this particular step would have so many eyes looking my way for guidance. I’m happy to give what I can though. Helping people is what I do, and I do it gladly.
I suppose it just goes to show that when you’re a good person who makes a point of being good to others, your life can become a source of inspiration to them. You never know what it is that you’ll do in life that other people will want to learn about or emulate. When you live in a loving and giving way, people may look to you to give them information or courage. It’s kind of beautiful really. It’s also motivation to forge on and continue to be my absolute best. The world is watching me, and that brings a certain level of responsibility. Whether I prosper or fail, I need to be mindful of the fact that people are looking my way, and how I live my life sets an example for them. It really gives me one more reason to be the best I can possibly be.