Life Got Tough. So Tough it Derailed My Progress.

Last Update: September 13, 2019

Have you ever been super excited about how much progress you were making on your website? Then life happens and everything comes to a screeching halt. What do you do? How do you respond?

Well, last month (August), I had my most productive month this year. I was on a roll. I was posting an article almost every day. I started making YouTube videos. I started pinning on Pintrest. I even did what I most dreaded - I set up a Facebook business page. Even better, I was able to make time to exercise at least an hour each day.

Life was good. I felt productive.

Then bam...... On August 29, life happened. For about a week, my challenges kept compounding. Some seemed trivial. Others were not. I had a wreck, my dog ended up in doggy jail, I lost water to my bathroom so I couldn't shower, I had a flat tire while borrowing a friend's vehicle, then I lost his keys. The list of challenges kept mounting. So many not so good things happened that I prefer not to think about all the bad things that I faced in the course of a week.

At the same time, I know that I was blessed because things could have been MUCH worse.

Yet, all my progress came to a screeching halt. I think I have only written one post since that day. I haven't even had time to exercise once. I feel like my horse bucked me off.


Well, as of today. I have stood up. I have dusted the dirt off my rear end. I am going to climb back on the horse. I will not let it, nor life defeat me. I refuse to give up. If I was able to have a super successful August, there is no reason that I can't do it again.

If you have fallen off your proverbial horse, I encourage you to get back up. Dust yourself off. Understand that it is a normal part of the process. Refuse to give up. If so, I promise that your enthusiasm will return. I mean, our enthusiasm will return.

Even Grace (Little Mama), one of the people that made it to Vegas last year, said that when the going gets tough, you've got to get tougher. If you haven't seen it already, check out her training, Littlemama's Road to Vegas Training Video #1. When the going got tough, she refused to give up. As result, she has achieved a lot of success and a very nice income stream from affiliate marketing.


Get Tough. Refuse to Give Up.

Sondra

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Wdcope Premium
Sondra, I have been there more times than I like to think, but you are right! Get back on the proverbial horse and move forward.

One thing I have started doing is to have 3-4 posts in the draft to use when I have a break. In that way, you are not behind at all.

If you look at analytics you may be surprised to see that traffic stayed consistent anyways.
Take care,
Bill
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SondraM Premium
Thanks Bill. I'm glad that you refuse to give up also.

I had plenty of draft posts yet was too stressed to publish any. I tried to upload a video that I had already done but the computer and internet didn't want to cooperate.

As you know, sometimes we just have to laugh and let the dust settle a little bit.

I hope that you have an awesome weekend.
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EHozubin Premium
SondraM - I love your attitude and positive thinking, Just keep it up. Best to you.
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SondraM Premium
Awe. Thank you. Best wishes to you.
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Joes946 Premium
Sondra, life is seldom fair. Glad you have the courage to get back up, dust yourself off and start all over again.
Joe
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SondraM Premium
Very true Joe.

As Lynn Anderson's song says,

"I beg your pardon
I never promised you a rose garden
Along with the sunshine
There's gotta be a little rain some time…"
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Joes946 Premium
Fraid so. Most of us have been there
Joe
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SondraM Premium
So true. That is why I decided to share the challenges. If it can encourage just one person to not give up......

I hope you have a great weekend.
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Joes946 Premium
You too
Joe
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Fleeky Premium
🥰🚀
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SondraM Premium
Thanks Fleeky!
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BarbaraBC Premium
I love the constant encouragement here at WA to keep going. I just got home from the hospital after some planned surgery. 2019 has been a year of health challenges, but thankfully one can work on WA amidst those challenges.
Don't feel up to getting right back on horse yet, but at least I'm walking. Thanks for the post.
Barb
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SondraM Premium
Barb, I"m sorry to hear about your health challenges that you have faced this year. Yet, I am glad that you are home and have started the healing process.

You have to be able to walk before you can get on the horse. One step at a time. You are doing great!
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