Create a Better Life: Day 26: Content Creation: Missing the Mark

Posted: May 8, 2015 in coaching, conferences, Speaking ministry
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createbetterWell, it was bound to happen. I didn’t post yesterday. A few things happened, One thing expected and yet unexpected and another (a good thing) that I did expect and had to prepare for. No excuses. I ran out of time and I ran out of steam. It happens to us all, especially those of us who are trying to balance a job (at least one), a family and the quest to create a better life. Sooner or later, there will be a day when circumstances get the better of you and you miss the mark. How we react to this is crucial.

My first thought was, “Well you blew it now.” A little voice pops up and says “See, it’s too much.” Complacency comes right behind saying, “So what? it’s not like it really matters.” Discouragement chimes in, “Is anybody following this anyway?” Keep going with thoughts like that and you’ll stop going. Nobody wants that. After all, we’re trying to create a better life. That doesn’t come to people who give up.

No, the best thing to do was outlined in an old song. “Pick your self up, dust yourself off and start all over again.” I missed yesterday, but I can catch up today. The important thing in any creative pursuit is that you keep making progress. Even small progress is progress. I missed the mark yesterday. It’s not the end of the world. It’s a slight misstep that is easily remedied. Circumstances are what they are. Missing a day is okay. It will happen. What’s not okay is to give up. Find your dream. Set a realistic deadline. Move toward it and deliver on time.

Pushing through missteps and discouragement and struggles and circumstances, foreseen and unforeseen is part of creating a better life.

Keep moving forward.

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