If, for some reason things haven't worked out the way you expected, that's not to say they won't work out at all. The worst thing you can do is to allow negative thoughts to influence and dictate your decisions. Doubt is the biggest road block on the planet. A few episodes of Survivor and you're bound to see someone sowing little seeds of doubt into another player's mind, in the hope of unsettling them enough to gain the upper hand. I'm serious. Doubt and Fear are the insurgent twins. If you let them have free run of your mind, they'll leave you curled up in the foetal position (metaphorically speaking), firmly convinced you're a failure. Get up! You're not finished yet.
I once wrote a manuscript for a motivational book. It took an entire year of fitting in writing around raising two young children. It was the biggest project I'd undertaken and completed. It gave me a huge sense of satisfaction in finishing it but that's not where I saw it ending. I sent it away for appraisal and what came back was twelve pages of harsh and mostly unhelpful criticism. I read the scathing comments in three installments through tear-filled eyes, then dumped the whole manuscript in my desk drawer and forced myself to forget about it for two years. It seemed like a complete waste of my time.
We live and learn.
During that development process I learned much about business, about life and about myself. All of that helped get me into a business course for mothers with a business idea, which empowered me to see it really could work. With a new support crew and a whole world of opportunity, new life has been breathed into a ten year old dream. So, where will your thoughts lead you? Is it possible, the best is yet to come? I think so!
copyright 2010 Philippa Vette