Thursday, January 10, 2013
Getting away from me and 100 rejections
Man today was a day from hell (I may be over-exaggerating a tiny bit). Overall, I am blessed beyond measure...but we all have days where they just get away from you. I swam through molasses today trying to make a list and even start that list, all the while with Nugget attached at my hip. Even now he is staring at me through the door window...
Today I found myself starting to compare myself to other bloggers...If she had a baby would she get all that done? How does she find time with 3 kids? My work isn't good enough to submit it to her blog...
What a silly waste of time to compare like that! I think we most certainly can learn from others...but whenever I sense I'm dabbling in self-pity I try and nip that shiz in the bud asap! (hows that for a sentence full of idioms and abbreviations)...So while today is getting away from me...I'm going to put on my fabulous sparkly teal metaphorical work boots and get to work. Let others inspire me. Be a better person.
I recently read this little blog post by a great life coach and it has been a piece of advice I hope will characterize my 2013, and my life in general. The idea is to set the goal of receiving 100 rejections. 100 nos! That's a courageous goal! And what a wonderful perspective to take when trying to start a business or project or anything. I am going to say to myself, "Why not try, why not send the letter or submission when you have to get 100 rejections anyways?!"
Now I am setting the goal of 50 because I have a pretty demanding little Nugget that is by far the most important thing ever to grace this life of mine...but if I get 50 rejections, someone is bound to say yes!
So do it with me! Set the goal to get 100 (or 50) rejections and see who just might say yes.
Well Nugget is staring at me with this face:
So its time to go! See you all tomorrow. It will be better, I promise!