Have you ever noticed that whenever someone is successful all those around them are ready to declare that success was easy? But those same people before you begin are the very naysayers who say, “give up now; it’s too hard, no one has ever done it before.” forecast all of the troubles and obstacles which will block the way to your goal. They’ve always given up before they even tried. Now, is your time to show them that what looks like impossible can be done. First, you have to start. Second, you move forward, one step at a time. Third, take rest as needed, Four, don’t be afraid to reassess and be flexible.
Probably everyone out there has heard the old saying, “If life gives you lemons; make lemonade.” When setting those goals we’ve been talking about in the last few weeks, did you suddenly discover that some of the things which you thought would be so easy to accomplish wound up showing you how much you need to do to even reach the small ones? Did you get depressed and throw away the notebook? Did you give up?
Rome wasn’t built in a day. The light bulb wasn’t invented on the first try. So how did those things come to be? Trial and error, success and failure. You see, as you begin to work on your goals, you will find times when they are not working out as you thought they would, or that they are not taking you where you really want to go. So, now what?
Here is your answer. Now that you have a set of goals to look at, the evaluation and redirection process becomes easier. In my own case, figuring out who the buyer is for my books is one of my goals. After asking some questions, and spending a little time checking out the competition, I have learned that I was looking at the wrong age group. I had been blogging and marketing toward the wrong people. Oops.
Lucky for me, since I have begun a plan, I understand to take things one step at a time and if something isn’t working, then change it. I control my goals and I control my destiny.I really like what Coach Nikki B. had to say this week about not losing focus or getting so narrow in your thinking that you can’t maneuver. Know that success in any endeavor is not necessarily easy, but it doesn’t have to be painful either, just one step at a time.(Keep in mind, us creative folks like to flow through our thoughts like paddling a kayak on a lake, taking in all the scenery along the way, feeling the breeze and the freedom of the space around us.)
The same will work for you as we travel on this journey together. Also, as you complete some goals, don’t forget to set some new ones and use your mental compass to get you going in the right direction again. ,
Well, I’ve got to go for now. Resetting my marketing today. Don’t let your failures keep you down. Make note of them, learn from them. Don’t waste a lot of time on them. There is a whole world of options out there waiting for you. Just remember, “One Thing at a Time.”
Signing off with a video to lift your day. If you would like to leave a comment, scroll down to the blue border Leave a Reply box and type in your thoughts. Have you started your goals list? Have you reassessed it yet? What has it shown you so far?
If you read last week’s blogs by Nikki B. and myself, you saw the first steps you need to take to reach happiness and satisfaction.
Now that you’ve written down what would be your perfect day and your gifts and talents and hobbies, we can get down to the work.
When I first started the magazine WhileUWait, the learning curve was extreme. In order to produce a magazine, I had to have:
So many times in my life I was sure I knew what I wanted: Money, Nice home, Husband, Children, a Bestselling Book and the Fame to go with it. It took me several years to understand that many of the things I thought I wanted were not even close to what would make me Happy and Satisfied.
When you are self employed, it is up to you to schedule your time wisely, each day. Diligence and routine become important to the discipline of the writer, or any other self employed person.
Pronouns are words which masquerade as nouns hiding in plain sight and indicating meaning to the reader. They substitute for specific nouns and are known as the noun’s antecedent.
An example would be:
When the bird warbles, it is happy. (It is the pronoun acting as the antecedent)