I’m just about to turn the corner and onto another path. I’ve been walking towards this juncture for the past 3 + years. I originally didn’t know what this other path looks like other than I knew it existed and that I would get here sooner or later. I didn’t even know how long it would take – nor did I care. The best I could do was guesstimate and (dream) what it might look like.
The road here wasn’t an easy one. I had my challenges just like anyone else would have. I did hit a few roadblocks but I never gave up. I was realistic about my journey from the start. I knew I would face many challenging decisions that would result in gross errors. Oppppsss! My Bad. I took responsibility, apologized and learned from the experience.
I never said no, not even on those days when I felt like giving up. I accepted every challenge with or without experience. In hindsight, most of the skills I posses today were developed by taking on challenges with no prior experience. I just do things and learn along the way. Sometimes I make a few mistakes and sometimes HUGE errors. Oh Well! Live and learn is what I say.
Even when people tell me that I have no business doing what I am doing –it goes in one ear and out the other. If I listened to people tell me what I can and cannot do, I wouldn’t be a life coach today nor would I be benefiting from the results that come from being in position #1 on Google. My question for those people is: How do you know what I can or cannot do? Thanks, but I rather learn if I “can” or “cannot” on my own.
It wasn’t until I heard a friend whose working towards becoming a voice actor say, “The first 3 years in the industry is a weaning period, those who are committed survive and those who aren’t won’t. Its how the industry knows whose who." And so I asked myself, “What do I need to do to make it through the “weaning” period?” My answer to ‘me’ “Keep doing what you’re doing.” So I soldiered on.
I got here because I never quit - I believe in me and I don’t let others decide what I “can” or “cannot” do. I accept that I will never be a mathematician, or scientist and although my writing skills have improved I still have a long way to go but it will never be perfect and that’s okay because nor am I.
Tomorrow I turn the corner. :)
Bruno LoGreco Life Coach & Mentor