Hate is a strong word…
March 27, 2015
Life has parameters. If we jump off a tall building, we fall down and go crash. It is unavoidable. If we break the law, there are consequences. We might not go to jail, but we will suffer in some way in the end. If we live by the sword, we usually die by the sword. These are the facts of life. We can’t change some of them and we can change others. The ones we can’t change present us with a choice. Either we can accept them and live within them, or we can spend our life raging against them. I would say that the second option results in a large amount of energy output that could be better used in other ways.
There are things we can change though. Discerning the difference is not always easy. The Wright brothers believed that gravity did not always have to win. They used inspiration from birds and the dynamics of flight they learned through trial and error, to rage against limitations and soar with the eagles. Others built on their efforts and took us to the moon. Thankfully, they were able to determine that gravity is a bendable rule that can be overcome with ingenuity and imagination. Their energy and effort was well spent and the results were a benefit to us all.
Whatever we face in live is either steadfast and immoveable or fluid and receptive to our adaptive efforts. The key is telling the difference between the two and focussing our energy in a productive pursuit with possibility and potential. Sometimes, we just can’t know until we try. The effort is not wasted, if we believe we can change something and we try our best to do so. Failure in one area can lead to success in another. The lessons learned from failure can change us, even if we can’t change the thing we hoped to.
I learned this somewhere along the way. I wanted to write and to tell the truth, I wanted to be famous. I have succeeded at the one and I am still working on the other. Many people told me to stop writing and focus my efforts elsewhere. I believe the comment was “get a real job”. I thought about what they said, but decided not to listen. At this point, I am glad I did. But I have to be honest and say that it’s been an arduous uphill battle from the start. Sometimes the words simply won’t come out the way I want them to, and sometimes when they do, no one understands what I wanted to convey. Such is life.
There is one other thing I’ve learned over time. Just like the Wright brothers, I needed to learn the dynamics of my craft. There were certain rules that could not be broken but as I learned my craft, I found that certain rules could be bent and even broken. One of those rules that could be broken, by perfecting my craft, was the popularity of my books. Some said no one would ever read them, but that’s when I learned the dynamic of internet promotion. I should say, more accurately, I relegated the job of internet promotion to an expert.
Now I have a virtual assistant who plasters the web with my material and my name. Before I found this individual, I was grounded and stuck. After finding him, I am rising to ever higher heights. Who knows, maybe one day I’ll make it to the moon? I am so glad I did not listen to the naysayers and that I had the good sense to know my limitations and seek out the help of someone who knew the dynamics of internet flight. If you are in any business, and you want to take it to the next level, I would recommend finding an expert in internet marketing. It might make the difference between soaring with the eagles and being stuck on the ground with the naysayers.