Don’t Call It a Failure

Jul 17, 2010 by

Last month I let you know that I was accepting a 30 day challenge from Amanda Marie and friends. I knew that I would be incredibly busy. I figured I would be able to push through everything and, if I was really dedicated to myself, I could keep up with the workload.

Technically, I didn’t complete the challenge (other than the fact that, indeed, 30 days has passed.) As it turns out, I was buried with getting married and living between two cities with lots of chaos in the middle. In my heart I know that I did the best I could and I took on as much as I could handle. In my past I would have a tendency to call myself a failure. Now that I’m choosing to live with realistic feelings I am looking at the month and my progress to see where I need to adjust things.

What did I do right?

  • Having this blog converted to my own domain was a giant step for me (please be sure to subscribe!). I pushed through my fears and managed to get it done-ish. While I still have some tweeks to do I have it up and running anyway.
  • Typical for me, I was able to make the first blog post on the first day. Day 2 is my problem. I learned that I need to be more diligent and pay more attention to the time after the beginning.
  • I have a list of brilliant topics to write on. Throughout the month I wrote down my thoughts and I have them easily¬†accessible.
  • I looked at where I was instead of turning my back to it and running away (I’m an escape artist).
  • Don’t bite off more than I can chew and expect a reasonable result. Duh.

These are just a few of the lessons I learned this month. I felt a bit like I was running through life with my hair on fire. I could choose to see it as failing to follow through with my obligations. However, I made some brilliant new connections (on Twitter [@janecares], and through my books and email). I was able to shine despite being crazy and push through my self imposed barriers.

It would be so easy for me to pick on the bad things. I’m good at that. I didn’t do enough, didn’t choose the right things, should have done this and should have done that.

I hate feeling like that though. So I’m not going to do it…today anyway. I hope you choose to give yourself a break with whatever you’re going through. ¬†You deserve it, you know.

Certified Life Coach and Author with experience on Gambling Addiction

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