If you are going to try, go all the way

When I decided, like 20 years ago, to launch what is today OhSo, the site you’re on now, I had a problem. Me. My own lack of belief in myself. I didn’t believe I was good enough to do something as big as everything I dream OhSo will become. I didn’t believe I could ever succeed in anything.

Of course, a lot of the last 20 years have been spent learning everything I needed to make OhSo happen – programming, design, research, etc. But, when I sit back and really think about why it took me so long to launch this site, I have to be honest with myself – it was me not believing I was good enough to do it.

OhSo is taking it’s first steps this month, February 2019. I still struggle financially and there is still a whole lot of work to do. But now I believe in myself. I am no longer afraid of doing it.

“If you’re going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don’t even start. If you are going to try, go all the way. There is no other feeling like that. You will be alone with the Gods and the nights will flame with fire. Do it. Do it. Do it. All the way. You will ride life straight to perfect laughter. It’s the only good fight there is. If you’re going to try, go all the way. “

– Charles Bukowski

For the better part of the last 20 years I have been learning to believe in myself.

For those, like me, who have struggled to find their self-belief, know that Mr Bukowski is right. It is not an easy ride. And it will be a lonely trip. But his words, once I found them, have stuck in my mind and have taken me on this long, lonely trip to reach where I am today. Proud. And working to go all the way.

The tape playing in your mind is that you are not good enough to be who and what you want to be. It is you, and only you, who is stopping you from becoming who you want to be. That is the great secret of the universe. It is all you. You are the creator of your own life. And only you can hold yourself back.

Plant the seed of positive thought in your mind. Allow yourself to think about who you want to be and what you want in life. Believe in you.

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited.”

– Albert Einstein

For me, OhSo is about changing the world I live in. My contribution to build a world that is more people-friendly, more animal-friendly and more eco-friendly.

And if there’s one thing I’ve learned in the last 20 years is that if you want the world you live in to change, you have to start with yourself.

Imagination is the first step. Action is the second.
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Crissie I own OhSo. Took 20 years to understand what an online community should look like. And, of course, it is and always will be a work-in-progress.

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  1. You SHOULD be very proud @crissie I happen to know you that you have struggled to get your baby on the road. But now we’re here. And like jack said, I am here to support you because I know it will make difference in the bigger picture of things.

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