About a book called… “How to Change the World by Doing Nothing”
So, as some of you know, I’ve been writing a book since 2014. The working was ‘How to change the world by doing nothing’. And at the core of it was the idea of learning to value yourself for who you are not what you do.
The manuscript is currently sitting at about 90,000 words.
But here’s the thing:
In the process of writing this book, I’ve realised that I don’t actually NEED to write it anymore.
What I learned by writing the book
After 90,000+ words and a hefty amount of personal growth, I had a moment of clarity; an epiphany about self-worth and the value of every human being:
You are born good enough.
You are good enough right now.
And you will be good enough until the day you die.
Therefore, nothing that you do in this life can make you ‘more’ or ‘better’. There is nothing that you need to do and nothing you need to achieve, because you are already enough.
The only thing that you can do is to become more aware that you have always been enough, are enough right now, and will continue to be enough until the day you die.
Once I realised this, I no longer felt the need to write the book. Because, to be honest, there was a part of me that still believed I needed to write a book (or do SOMETHING meaningful) to be good enough. I don’t.
The irony of all this is not lost on me.
Sharing ideas from my book
So, instead of continuing to edit and re-edit my manuscript to death, I thought I would share some of my ideas from the book—not for any other reason than to connect with you and perhaps start a discussion.
If you read something that hits home, feel free to comment or send me an email.
I don’t pretend to be an expert in anything—I’m barely an expert in myself—that’s not what this is about. I’m just interested in sharing my experiences. I’m still learning, like everyone else. So maybe we can help each other learn and grow?
Over the next few weeks/months I’ll start sharing some of my ideas. And then I think it might be time to put this whole ‘book thing’ to bed, tuck it in, kiss it on the head and say, ‘goodnight’.
Much love, Ross