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Yesterday I wrote a post titled "I Failed!".

I was so tired, after the full day pushing to launch my project, that I couldn't even express myself properly.

My intention was to explain how I failed to post my daily WA Challenge blog as a choice in order to finish the project I've been working on.

When I started reading the comments, I initially regreted publishing that post, I didn't wish to sound like I was feeling down for failing, I wished to portray that I failed by choice and that sometimes you need to give something up to achieve another objective.

I thought about making some changes to the post, but the support you guys expressed was amazing and I couldn't just disrespect that. I thank you all for the incredible motivation!

I have managed to keep my posts here running, but my number 1 priority is still this project. Like I mentioned in previous posts, I'm not even writing for my WA website, I've had to prioritize.


As an entrepreneur, it's so easy to get lost with tasks that won't accomplish much or won't lead us directly to our goals.

So the first thing we need is a goal, a destination to aim for.

To ilustrate this I will copy an excerpt from Earl Nightingale's "The Strangest Secret":

"Think of a ship with the complete voyage mapped out and planned. The captain and crew know exactly where the ship is going and how long it will take and it has a definite goal. And 9,999 times out of 10,000, it will get there.

Now let’s take another ship and just like the first and only let’s not put a crew on it, or a captain at the helm. Let’s give it no aiming point, no goal, and no destination. We just start the engines and let it go. I think you’ll agree that if it gets out of the harbor at all, it will either sink or wind up on some deserted beach and a derelict. It can’t go anyplace because it has no destination and no guidance."

After you have a destination you need to prioritize tasks that will drive you closer to that goal.

In my case, posting on WA yesterday before midnight, whilst extremely important to me, was only second on my list, so I chose to fail in order to succeed with the task that led me closer to my goal.

For more on goals and prioritizing tasks have a look at these methods.

Don't Burn Yourself Out

On another note, I have worked so much and so hard this last month and these last days that my body had to scream at me to stop and put me straight in bed.

I am writing this post from my sofa and it has taken me over 1 hour.

I still finished my project, and I'm a bit nuts to be fair. Today is a forced day off, except for this short post.

Don't do the same! Pace yourself. As our amazing Amy has taught us in the past with her post:

I’m exhausted! Insights and learning from my experience at WA.

Have an amazing evening!

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Recent Comments


So Sorry I missed this one!😲
Rest, recover, renew!!

You didn't miss it. After 3 days bed bound, temperatures never lower than 38°, I finally regained some control over my body. Soon I'll be as good as new. I needed the break though, haha.

Yes we need to pace ourselves. Realize we can't always get it all in. Tomorrow is another day.

Thank you, Mickey. Yes, there's always tomorrow.

I apologize for interpretting your blog incorrectly yesterday. I'm actually lost in my own little world right now. Rather an abrasive, aggressive, and violent week, which won't be the last, but always upsetting. I certainly had to prioritize, and WA missed its mark unfortunately. I am so sorry as well Fran, but I am rescinding my pledge for the 21 day challenge. I certaining will work on the side to bring about change and success. I have gathered quite a few treasure tidbits from you that I will hold on to and apply them.
Thank you Fran. Do not wait for me. 💔

You have nothing to apologize for, Liz*. Your support was great.

Like Amy said in her comment here, we need to take care of ourselves first. The challenge was made to help us, not to make us feel bad when we can't do it.

There is no pledge. That's why I had to write this post, the other one on its own wasn't passing the right message.

Hi Fran, Thank you so much for talking about my post.

You've been working really really hard, and I think you really really need a good break!!

We all trying to make the best of it. But we are human, not bots.
As I said yesterday, the purpose of this challenge was to help us create a good habit.

I think we already achieved the goal, even though it's only halfway through. At least I did. I believe you did too. It doesn't mean we will stop here.

I totally agree with you. We have to focus on the priority. The most important, your health should be part of your big concern.
you cannot accomplish anything if you were unhealthy.

Take a break. When you fully recharged, maybe you can post more than one in a day.

Take good care.


You are very correct, Amy and I really appreciate your advice and will take it easier from now on.

We often have many tasks but not all of them are important and urgent. We have to be willing to delegate or dismiss the things that are not important. Identifying which tasks fall in which category will help one set a manageable pace. Thanks for sharing.

Thanks for your contribution to the post, Claudette.

Hey Fran, don't regret the opportunity that your previous post had to make others feel a little more 'human' like don't know that when you are transparent, it helps others also :)

I don't regret it Snazzy, it was a momentary feeling that was then overrun by gratitude.

Thank you so much!

Hey Fran
I popped over to see if you made it within the cut off time - congrats, I see that you did, albeit with much delay whilst sitting on the couch :-)
Your shares are always so valuable - thank you.

You are the sweetest Louise! Thank you so much for caring and keeping me motivated.

I am now going to collapse because this virus has me beat.

It is so true we have to pace ourselves and take time to breathe and clear your head I had to do that myself I became so stressed I could not think

I feel you Ruthlyn. I hope you're taking things easier now.

I wish you the rest of an amazing weekend!

Hey Fran, I understand where you are coming from. Yes you have to pace yourself and don't overwork yourself too much - just enough to get the job done and reach your daily goals.

I too have been working a lot on my site and hope to have a substantial amount of traffic (at least I hope) soon. Sometimes you have to fall in order to get up and succeed - I almost gave up on WA a few months ago and do I regret it. My recommendation is just to keep going even if it's a small task or goal on a consistent basis. I wish you success on your website!



Yes, of course. I will keep going. Don't regret almost giving up, at the end you didn't.

Thanks for your comment PG!

Great minds think like and I think you're great so I liked this

It's not easy to provoke so much emotion with so few words.

Thank you, Nurse Becca, I truly appreciate it!

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