What do you know about me?
Maybe you can relate to this...you search your adult life looking for the "perfect fit" for you. Perhaps it is a soulmate you seek, a career you will blossom in or a business that will pay you well for doing what you love. On the flipside, there are obstacles that will try to knock you down when you are on the right path. And, all those negative things people have told you (and you may have told yourself) over the years begins to "prove" that you aren't intended for greatness.
My life as a yo-yo, although it appears I have no idea what I want to do when I grow up, is actually just a journey I have been on. In fact, most of us go through similar stages, but most people do not publicly share it on a blog, social network and so on. One thing I have always strived for was to be honest and transparent with people. Yes, I've bounced from this to that and my interests include a wide variety of things. However, I share all of that because I don't believe it is right to hide my talents, abilities and gifts. I don't think you should either.
Do you know this quote:
"I have not failed. I've just found 10000 ways that won't work." ~ Thomas A. Edison.
What does that mean? That means that Mr. Edison did not let failure stop him. It means that he kept trying something new to get to his goals. I am sure he had times when he threw his hands in the air and felt like giving up. But, he must've gotten back on task. You shouldn't be afraid to try something new. You won't fail; you only "fail" if you've learned nothing.
Honestly, how many toddlers stop trying to walk after they fall once? Or, one hundred times? They keep going at it until they learn how to do it and get the results they want.
The beauty of a yo-yo is that even if it doesn't roll back to your hand, it is still just a length of string away. It is not lost. And, you can roll it back up (reset it) and try again. It just takes practice and persistence...the yo-yo will do it's part if you do yours.
My life...and yours...is a journey. Regardless of how it appears to others, you must continue to try to create a life you love being your authentic self. If you come against obstacles...go through them, around them, over them; whatever you need to do to get beyond them. If people think you are behaving like a yo-yo, don't get mad or defensive. First, take a little bit of time and see if their point is valid AND what you can learn from it. Then, go forward with that new understanding.
You have greatness within you...I know you do...do YOU?
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