Itâ€™s so easy to create excuses to not do something you should be doing. I started thinking of all the great and hell, amazing ideas Iâ€™ve had over the years and get a little depressed to think about how successful they could have been had I actually stuck with them, (or started them in the first place). In the spirit of Leap Year, this infamous â€œextraâ€ day weâ€™re only granted every 4 years, Iâ€™m here to give you little motivational kick in the pants.
As the variations of failure quotes tell us:
â€œYou try, you fail. You try, you fail. The real failure is when you stop trying.â€
â€œFailure is not the opposite of success, itâ€™s part of success.
â€œIn order to succeed, you must first be willing to experience failure.â€
I could keep going, but you get the idea.
When I first graduated with a BA in Communications and a focus in Media Productions, I left knowing more about what I didnâ€™t want to do in my career than what I did want to do. As is common with college graduates, I had no idea what I wanted to â€œdoâ€ with my life. I started chronicling my struggles as a recent college grad and had the idea of starting a blog about this journey. It was 2006, blogging was a thing at this time, but not nearly as noisy and congested a concept as it is in 2016â€¦(damn, itâ€™s been 10 yearsâ€¦sigh) Would I have created a following or a blogging name for myself had I stuck with it back then? Would this blog have opened new doors for my career? I guess Iâ€™ll never know. But the point is, sometimes itâ€™s better to just start and see how it goes than to fear trying.
So this post is me trying. Me saying to you, that if you have a good idea on a way to boost your career or your business, just f’ing do it already! If itâ€™s a good idea and something that makes you happy to do, do it! If itâ€™s a good idea and something you donâ€™t want to do or would be better done delegated to someone else, delegate it! (btw, Mariposa Marketing is an excellent resource as just the business to delegate many of those marketing tasks toâ€¦ok, shameless plug complete )
I see too many great ideas get pushed aside by trivial tasks, lame excuses, and other ridiculous manifestations of fear and doubt. Whether itâ€™s a new product idea, business idea, or marketing technique, do it! Do it today! Today is a bonus day after all!