I promise I will return to tips and blogging tricks. But for now, here’s this.
Trying. This has been a recurring theme in my life. Whether or not the outcome is positive, you have to try. Trying has nothing to do with failure, because often you try and you still fail, and let’s face it that sucks. A lot. But if you don’t try and you still fail, doesn’t that suck a lot more?
When you try, you go after that client or project that means something to you. Or you stand up for yourself when you feel you’re being mistreated. Or you go for that extra lap when your body is saying, “Ha. Yea right.” There are a 1,000,001 ways to try, but the point is that you still have to do it.
You should also be prepared for the fact that trying can suck. You may fail. It may be too challenging. You may not like the process. In fact, the whole thing may be a giant pain in the ass. But after you try, and you decompress and take a step back to look at the entire picture, won’t you be soul-satisfied* with your endurance and determination.
Honestly, you don’t have a choice. If you’re alive and you’re positive and you feel like doing something worth a damn, you have to try. It’s the only way.
*Soul-satistified, for the non-hippies in the room means your brain may not be sure what you’re doing is smart, but your gut and your heart understand it’s the right thing to do. And sometimes, that’s enough.