Shifting Gears From Your First Failure

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It’s okay.

I know how you’re feeling right now. You’ve invested everything short of risking your life for your dream and it seems that nothing is happening. You’re exhausted. You’re on the verge of depression. It seems like all of your hard work has been for nothing because no one cares and no one is watching and you haven’t made any money at all, at least not enough to make a difference. You feel like you’ve failed.

What do you do now?

You are allowed to rest. Take a break. Take a week. Replenish yourself during this time and do things you wouldn’t allow yourself to do in the pursuit of turning your passion into profit.

Take a week to unwind, watch TV and cry if you want to. Turn your phone off. Let go for a minute. Don’t do your hair. Don’t brush your teeth. Wear the same t-shirt for 3 days in a row.

Breathe.

After that week is up, get back to your work with even more vigor. Create a new way to do the work you have been doing. Find a new way to market yourself. Create a new way to showcase your skills. Do something different, learn a new skill to add to your business acumen.

Don’t let go, even if it hurts to look around you and recognize that you are in the same damn situation you were a year ago and you know you gave it your best shot. You haven’t done anything WRONG; you just haven’t done it LONG enough. Keep going. It’s not over. Any minute now the tide could turn in your favor. Don’t give up now. You’ve invested so much that all will really be lost if you decided to walk away.

PUSH.

PUSH AGAIN.

PUSH SOME MORE.

Some one out there needs you to do what you are doing. Someone out there has been waiting their entire life for you to complete what you have been working on. Someone will walk away from your work, smiling, happy, content- complete.

They’re waiting on you.

Don’t disappoint them. Don’t disappoint yourself.

You can do this.

Keep going. Keep growing. Don’t Stop.

Go ahead. Get that first failure out of the way.

Don’t Stop.

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