In the book How To Win Friends And Influence People, Carnegie describes one of the key characteristics as being able to remove your desires from a given situation, instead focusing on the wants and needs of the other person.
I hate to say it, but there’s been a lot of self-want and inner reflection about some of the recent events that have seemed to plague the last few weeks.
One of my greatest feelings of accomplishment is that I’ve been able to create a comfortable lifestyle using nothing more than the skill sets I was created with and have learned over the years. My biggest source of income, website design, is something I learned after watching YouTube videos and endless hours of trial and error. I scoured the net for all available programs and methods of creating good looking websites until discovering the method I currently use.
Yet, I’m finding myself in a place where all the old tricks have ceased to work. Pressure is on and I am beginning to realize this chapter of my life is coming to a close. Web design certainly pulled me out of a few trouble spots, but it did not elevate or utilize my talents and abilities to their fullest potential.
We soar in the mountains – but the fruit grows in the valleys.
I’m not sure what the next leg of life may bring. However, I can look back at the number of times where situations have seemed far worse that turned out reasonably well.
Life may be kicking me in the teeth, but it won’t stop me from biting back. Champions never quit and warriors fight til they stop breathing. The idea of quitting seems remote and far away. Eyes on the prize, champ.
$20,000.00+ of sent proposals in one week. Not a single one turned into a paying client. The cards have been dealt and I’ve lost this round. However, tomorrow turns into new opportunities, deals waiting to be made, and continued steps on my journey to success.
Meet the bell, kid.