Jul 30, 2014 Front Page
Posted by TinaEClark
I tried to make myself feel better, by telling myself that I’m not alone…that there are others just like me. But my “inner voice ” quickly responded with, “But others aren’t responsible for YOU and the ACTIONS you don’t take or the MONEY you don’t make.” Wow! I wasn’t expecting that. What an inner reality check! We often tend to feel better (almost self-righteous) about our short-comings and downfalls when we believe that we’re not alone. Somehow it’s easier to justify. And it may be true that there are others who can identify with our struggles. But knowing that shouldn’t be an EXCUSE for not being our best selves. It shouldn’t be an excuse for not doing the work. Let me be clear, activity is NOT achievement. Doing “the work” is getting RESULTS.
So here are my confessions: I am guilty of allowing myself to become sidetracked and distracted from doing all that I know to do in fulfilling ALL of my dreams. Sometimes I get just plain ole off-track. Even with all the tools, education, consultations, and a multitude of counselors/mentors .. I am guilty of at times engaging in activities that keep me BUSY, rather than focusing my efforts and attention on behaviors that will move me forward toward GREATER success. It get’s worse! I’m not good or effective at multitasking. YIKES!!!
Yes, I am a self starter. Yes, I am driven. Yes, I am creative. Yes, I am talented. Yes, I am motivated. Yes, I am all of that and so much more! So, how ’bout a round of applause and a standing ovation..sigh. Truth is, sometimes I get overwhelmed with all there is to learn and keep up with regarding music technology, branding and social media. I mean just when I am getting the hang of one thing, something else comes along.
So I move to the next thing and the next thing and the next thing, trying to keep up. And before I know it, I haven’t FINISHED anything! At least the things that should matter the most. The “things” that would put me in the position that I desire to be in as a music producer/songwriter. The “things” that can be rewarding spiritually, mentally and financially. Don’t get it twisted, I’m doing good, but I can do BETTER!
Life happens and it’s easy to get sidetracked, distracted and off-track. But these life-interruptions don’t have to control me or you. I’ve realized that there are times when I have to step away from the traffic, turn off the noise , shut the door and FOCUS on RESULTS. So I’m giving myself permission to pick “myself” up, dust myself off, take a deep breath and start all over again…one “thing” at a time. One more “thing”, be sure to subscribe or check back in to see how I got over and won!