As Seth Godin suggests, I have to say, my failure rate was smaller, however, I still failed. I guess having high expectations isn’t always the answer. The Law!!! enforces itself at the strangest times. All roads don’t necessarily lead to Rome, or any other city for that matter. Some of them are dead ends. However, you can’t know that, unless there’s a signpost stating such. “At the signpost up ahead, your next stop, The Twilight Zone!!!” As Rod Serling used to narrate.
Remembering that if things were different, they wouldn’t be the same, and that I’m unique, just like everybody else, I submit to you the following: I’ve been put on a path by whomever you believe is a divine entity, and I firmly believe I’ve been put there to do great things. It’s just that sometimes, you get knocked down, therefore, you should get back up again.
But what if you can’t?
Well, that’s a problem.
Not really, simply ask for help. The key is in knowing who to ask, when, and for what kind of help. An offer of help is different. If you receive an offer of help, make sure there are no conditions. And make sure they’re offering to help you, and not in reality, themselves.
I’m pretty sure if I ruminate some more, all of this will make sense, however, there’re no guarantees. Sometimes, one must bloviate all the bad writing, in order to create genius, however, most of the time, it’s simply bloviation. And the dictionary still doesn’t have this word in it, even though, dictionary.com does.
Where were we? As always, I’m in Redondo Beach. It may or may not matter where you are. Where are you going? My acting coach used to ask that whenever someone rushed him. The question itself has several implications, which I could spell out for you, if you’d like. The sense I always took was, “Your career in the industry is already there. You won’t get there any faster.” Now of course, the industry in this case is, the business, however, your industry may vary.
So, in conclusion, you haven’t been put on the wrong path. You may however be spinning in place. Don’t get dizzy, as two things will happen, maybe more if I were into lists, however, you’ll lose your balance, AND it may take you longer to get where you’re going. Stay the course. Move ahead. Try to detect it. It’s not too late.
Wow, Devo flashback. Oh, that’s right, we’re in the 80’s again, as everything happens in 30 year cycles.
Adjust your expectations accordingly.