Monday Morning Motivation:
3 Ways To Make The Most
Out Of The Life You DIDN’T Plan!
(Editor’s Note: This piece ran in its original format on 8/27/2012)
I’ve been a bit introspective this month, thinking about how far we’ve come over the course of the last couple of years. To say it’s been light years would be a bit of an understatement.
I do quite a few interviews and one of the questions people always ask me is, “What’s next?” You know what my answer is?
“I have no idea.”
It’s not that I don’t have goals or dreams or aspirations. It’s just that I had no idea I was going to work for nearly two decades in TV news, lose my job, my breasts and my hair before ultimately finding out who I am.
So what do you do when the life you plan for yourself doesn’t materialize and instead is replaced with one that wasn’t even on your radar? Can you still be a “success”, whatever that is?
The answer is YES and here’s how!
3. Be Willing
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Quick story: I have been working on Good Enough Mother since I had the idea way back in 2005. But we really started making headway after we revamped the site a few years back and then turned on the gas a year ago. Up until that point, I had a blog, but was updating it every 3 or 4 days. I wasn't working social media the way I needed to and, deep down inside, think I was still waiting to be "rescued". A year ago, I realized the only person who was going to rescue me
was me and I got to work. With the help of a few key people, we've made incredible traffic gains along with that other stuff we can't talk about right now. But I work All.The.Time. There are those who will say that's not healthy and they're right. But it's for a short period of time; it won't always be this way but it is the way it needs to be right now. I'm prepared to do the work and put in the hours it will take to get me where I'm going.
What about you.. is the life you had planned for yourself the one you are leading now? If not, is the one you are leading fulfilling? Could you imagine it any other way?