I’ve decided to wind-down this project, so this is the last blog post. It was a difficult decision, but it inspired me to write this piece about the strategy behind it and how it may help you in similar situations. For me, it’s all about taking risks, redefining failure and following your instincts.
I’ll also tell you a little bit about my new project that’s going to replace it.
I've really enjoyed working on The Simplicity System and it was far more than a website to me. It was part of my journey and I've been able to take the things I write about here and put them to use on a daily basis. I think it's fair to say that I'm simply not the same person who started working on it in 2015.
Despite my attachment, I realised that it just wasn’t working. It also became clear that it would be far more effective to start again from scratch, rather than fix a range of things that only got my attention when they were very difficult to deal with.
A lot of people probably wouldn’t do this though, as they would feel they had simply invested too much time to even consider letting go.
Sometimes, it's the only choice and you really have to listen to what your instincts are trying to tell you. It's so important to ask yourself what's really going to change if you keep pumping time into something.
A lot of people would probably be really upset at this point as well, after investing so much time into something that never really rewarded all that hard work. It happens though and in my case, I chose to focus on all the experience and knowledge it’s given me.
I can now start the new project with everything I need to hit the ground running.
If you take the right approach and develop the right mindset, mistakes and failures can be great teachers. They can show you where you need to change and what you need to do to get it right. It's really just about how you choose to view it.
Before I go, I'd just like to thank everyone who’s visited the site and especially those who have contributed to it. Despite this being the ‘last post’ on the blog, the site will remain online until the new project launches as there's plenty of content here.
I'm really excited about my new site and I think anyone who’s visited this one will soon feel at home?
like this one, there will be a focus on mental health, productivity and technology but the blog will be a bit different. For starters, that podcast I’ve been talking about will appear and I’m focusing on individual posts that really stand out and make a difference, rather than the collection of 'bites' you've seen here.
Despite the heat and a horrible respiratory infection that took about a month to shake off, it's all coming together nicely. I’m also practicing my podcasting skills and have just acquired some great equipment to make it all happen.
At the moment, the plan is to launch the new project at the start of October.
I'll put up one more post here to introduce it and then it's time to go, as I want all the attention to be on what I'm doing right now. Thanks again and I'll see you all soon.