When Are You Going To Say "When?"
When is the question I asked myself after resuming my Online Marketing journey. Hopefully, you'll understand the message I'm trying to get through to each of my readers. When?
So you've had a few setbacks, you're down on life, and there seems to be no way out of this miserable situation. What are you going to do? Ask yourself when? That's what I had to do recently. I remember the slogan printed on the front of the Life magazine in the 70's with a Marine Corps Drill Instructor on the front cover standing in front of the recruits screaming, "We Didn't Promise You A Rose Garden!" You can rest assure that Parris Island was not a "Rose Garden" either. I had become a leader in 13 weeks learning that nothing is impossible if you think through it and your team is synchronized and the team is clicking on all cylinders.
Well when you face death, your career is failing, you lose a loved one, you've lost confidence in yourself, you're facing a recent divorce, you've lost your job or your job is dumping more work on you and now you're expected to produce more with less, well everything is being dumped on you. My question is when?
My question is when do you:
- Stop grieving for a loved one and start moving forward again? Life is going to come at you and I know how rough it is after experiencing the death of my mother. Felt like a sinking chest wound and it took me out of myself for about 8 months. Being in the military are faced with situations that become naturally instinctive. Death has never bother me until it hit home. Superman found his weakness..the life that gave me life. Wow!
- Stop blaming everyone for your failures in your career? You are the decision maker, you made the decisions to be where you are. Take some accountability you hold the keys to your life. Trust me, I know divorce takes a play on you also. Been there and done that too. I've just celebrated 20 years of marriage, so life moves on. You feel like someone has died and you feel like the worlds greatest failure. Remember you said, "I do" and moved on in pursuit of happiness. Your decision. You have to release yourself from that in order to move forward. Get past it or you will sink and become a huge pity party that people will shy from.
- Stop letting people dump on you? Isn't your life important to you? Then why would you put your life in the hands of someone else? Are you waiting for someone else to tell you have enough? Not going to happen.
- Begin speaking up for yourself? You are the jailer holding the keys to your life. You can stay in your prisoner or you have the power to unlock the doors and start reaching for your low hanging fruit goals that are going to increase your confidence.
I have launched my first team as a Strategic Leadership Consultant and working on the next. Just say When!
My word for you is to "Always Progress!"