Have you done something like this – you are juggling ten large things (akin to bowling balls and chain saws) and then decide to add one more piece to the mix?
A few months ago I decided to take on yet another gigantic, but rewarding project – writing my first book. I am in the middle of a HUGE learning curve as I get ready for the launch on Kindle. Looking back over the past 6 weeks, writing the book was actually the easy part, as I am now in the murky world of marketing and am grappling with the marketing strategy, HTML conversions for the book description, and figuring out steps 25-50.
So today I had a bit of a technical meltdown – you have to understand I am no computer/internet marketing wizard. I do find it fascinating but would still prefer to hire someone to do it for me. Since that’s not in my budget, I decided to give up for a while and go outside and take a walk to the beach.
As usually happens with time at the beach, I soon got a fresh perspective. The ocean reminded me that all things will come and go, like the waves, so just stay on course and we will reach our goals when it is time, despite some rocks in the way. What seems so incredibly important is often really not - this book, that project, all of it, will get done in its own time, or it simply won’t.
We can climb over the rocks, or just look at them and think what big obstacles they are. The rocks in our lives will most likely always be there in some shape or size, so it is up to us how to deal with them: crash up on the rocks which will surely bring some pain, or climb over them. Fight against the tide or just roll with the punches - we get to choose.