|“Life gives you an endless supply of do-overs.”|
Enough can never be said…
about the value of “try, try, and try again.”
In my own life, and in observing the lives of others, one of God’s greatest gifts is the opportunity to give it another go, a re-try, a do over, a second chance.
However, I take issue with the generally accepted “wisdom” that the reason for do-overs is because we “failed” the first time (e.g., “If at first you don’t succeed…”), that we fell down or have “mistakes” to now correct.
That reasoning emphasizes a “bad” result that we now are turning around to a “good” one.
Sure, the “good” thing we want is to have the object of our desire: whatever it is that we are shooting, sticking our neck out, or putting ourselves on the line for.
But what if the journey getting there was only full of “good” too? In other words, we make no mistakes, we never fall down, and it’s completely impossible to fail.
What if there’s only research and development, and anything and everything we pursue in our life is only a continual process of that?
Ever notice that when you actually “succeed” in getting to the pot of gold at the end of a particular project’s rainbow that there’s always another rainbow?
So, was it a “mistake” to pursue that first pot, even though you now see that there’s another pot that’s “better” and another rainbow that’s unclimbed?
Heck no! So, in the same way, there’s nothing but the opportunity to climb little rainbows within the bigger ones that we’re always provided…and you absolutely can’t do rainbow climbing wrong. You can only make right moves, all the time.
If you gave up the idea of mistakes or the possibility of failure in your life, what rainbow would excite you to start climbing today?
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In making the most out of these challenging times, be sure to avail yourself of free, no-strings gifts that may be around you in more ways than you know.
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|Got rainbow right moves?|
“I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.”
DARRELL W. GURNEY, Executive/ Career Coach and 20-year recruiting veteran, supports people at all levels to make fulfilling and profitable career transitions. His first book, Headhunters Revealed! Career Secrets for Choosing and Using Professional Recruiters, was winner of the Clarion Award for Best Book by the Association for Women in Communications and was reviewed in Publishers Weekly. His newest book, Never Apply for a Job Again: Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest, has been endorsed by bestselling thought leaders such as Harvey Mackay, Keith Ferrazzi, and Dr. Ivan Misner. A personal and business brand strategist, Darrell’s Stealth Method of networking has helped folks expand their reach within both careers and new client circles. He speaks, leads workshops, and is a media expert on subjects such as recruiting, networking, and finding one’s passion. He was recently named Networking Expert for BeyondB-School.com and offers webinars and programs that get MBA students and working professionals out, connected, and landed.
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