If at First You Don’t Succeed then Maybe You’re Doing it Wrong
December 6, 2012 § 10 Comments
As I sit here waiting for the WordPress fairies to do their magic and transfer my blog to (dot)org (a necessary move to self-hosting), I’m furiously stomping both feet at my social media stagnancy, the result of my inaction; not following my own advice when it comes to finding success.
The truth of the matter is this:
Freelance isn’t flowing, because it hasn’t been the top priority. The blog isn’t growing as much as it should, because I’ve gotten lazy (write, look at numbers, write some more).
There’s a lot on my life’s plate at present, but my priorities are askew. If I don’t change things up I could sit idly by for the next fifty years scratching my head at what could have been.
This is not my style.
More my style is this:
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.
Except if you aren’t succeeding in what you are doing, then maybe you’re doing it all wrong?
In the old days I would have pulled up the boot straps and started to send out resumes. Five per day was the rule, and sure enough my effort would result in the right job at the right time.
The Internet has changed how resume submissions are done, but basically, you’ve still got to get out there in order to be seen.
You’ll never meet Prince Charming if you wait for him to show up at your door.
The Universe in all her wonder has a big part in how our successes play out, too. Timing is the issue of which we have no control. But, change things up, move in a different direction, and eventually Mrs. Universe will bequeath the right opportunity at the exact moment it’s meant to happen.
So, I wait for the fairies to work their magic on the blog transfer, I type to cement the goals, and I dust off my faith that action results in change.
A girl with a plan cannot be thwarted.
What’s your secret to success?