Sometimes I make mistakes, or things don’t go according to plan.
And that’s okay.
Time was, I’d beat myself up about not getting everything done that I wanted to. Well, I still do give myself a bit of a hard time, but I’m kinder to myself these days because if you’re knackered and you need to not get up at 5am, that’s cool.
It’s okay to slip up every now and then, in almost anything you’re doing. Nobody’s perfect (not even me – ha!).
And that’s why I’m writing this particular blog post today.
Because I think that quite often, you get all these look what I’m doing, look how great I am, I get up at 5am every day and get a shitload done, look at my success emails and messages from experts and ‘goo-roos’ in every industry, when in fact we’re all muddling along to a greater or lesser degree of sanity and success at any given time – punctuated by falling flat on our faces every now and then.
Speaking of which, I had a toaster injury the other day. It’s all my husband’s fault, because he left the microwave plug switched on. I had some toast in, you see, and then noticed the microwave was switched on so I started to reach under the wall units in the kitchen, over the toaster, to switch it off. Then I thought, Ooh, the toaster is going to pop up any second, don’t let it make you jump.
So I reached in, the toast popped up, and made me jump so hard I smashed my hand into the wall units. So hard that my hand actually bled and it hurt so much I thought I was going to throw up. That was about four days ago, and it still hurts.
I hadn’t fallen over for a while, so my addled brain obviously thought it was about time I injured myself in some other way…
Anyway, my point is: nobody’s perfect. And that’s more than okay, it’s good. Because how bloody dull would life be if we were all perfect, eh?
Still, even with my lapses in co-ordination and getting-up-early-ness, I still get a shitload more done than most business owners. Why? Because I’m focused, I’m motivated, I’m disciplined, and I have a plan.
Sometimes I fall off the rails, but that’s cool. The plan is in motion.
Want a plan of your own?
Super. You can adapt mine – just get your grubby little mitts on a copy of Business For Superheroes here.
And if you’ve already got a copy? Read it, and take action on it! Then tell me what you think, and what you’re doing. I’d love to hear it.
Vicky Fraser is a copywriter, author, and entrepreneur. She really did run away with the circus… but when she’s not swinging from a trapeze, she’s showing other copywriters and small business owners how to work with better clients, make more money, and stop missing bathtimes, first words, and dinners with angry partners. In fact, she wrote the book on it. Get your copy here.
PS Actually, I forgot. I did actually faceplant yesterday. Into a crash mat, learning a new somersault thing on the rope at circus class. But on the road to becoming an expert at anything, you’re going to spend a certain amount of time faceplanting. It’s inevitable. How else will you learn?
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