Unless I’m super old and telling my age right now, you remember when your teacher used to make ill-behaving students go to the board (or pull out a sheet of paper) and write one sentence one hundred times. S/he probably meant it to be a punishment, but the psychological effects of this activity were bordering on positive. I am a huge advocate for writing things down. This is why I journal daily. However, I believe these teachers were on to something even “way back when”. Read more
Try again. Whatever it is that you didn’t exactly succeed in doing, you can try again. We’ve been conditioned to believe that whenever something doesn’t work out the first time that it is somehow a sign that we should stop and do something else. Sometimes, it just means that you weren’t ready. Maybe you didn’t have the right tools, knowledge, etc. Maybe the timing was off.
Whatever the situation in the past, it doesn’t matter, as long as you learned something valuable from it. Gather yourself, and try again. It may take several times before you get something right, but in the end, it will have been worth it.
Did You Know?
Did you know that Bruno Mars’ and Mark Ronson’s song “Uptown Funk”, which took the nation by storm over the Summer, had over 80 versions before it was cleared for release? What if he and his team had quit after they didn’t get it right the first or second time. Heck! What if they had quit after the 70th time? Get my drift?
Never give up, no matter how long it takes! As long as you keep trying, you will reach your goals.
Take Action: In the words of Aliyah, “Dust yourself off and try again.”