Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Take Another Shot...

Life is like a camera, just focus on what's important and capture the good times, develop from the negatives and if things don't work out, just take another shot.

Wouldn’t it be that easy? Embrace all the good you have done, as well as the mistakes. All the things you wish you hadn’t done would be tossed, scratched off and you’d have the ability to do over… But it’s not that easy… While the quote is right on target with its meaning, we need to make sure we don’t read too fast through it, but rather, really dissect and follow it step by step…

Life is like a camera, just focus on what’s important
So many things happen in and around our lives. There are so many things we feel we need to involve ourselves in (we feel we need to accomplish, excel in, participate in), that we forget to prioritize and see what’s important in our lives; for our lives NOW.
We need to focus, create a “to be” list instead of the usual “to do” list, because when you know what you want to be the “how to get there” will be brought into focus…

Capture the good times
Enjoy the positives in your process, in your journey. You want to make sure that you remember all your milestones. Remember all the moments that brought pleasure, happiness, smiles, satisfaction and gratification because there will be moments of doubt, and moments when you feel down and unmotivated. When you question yourself, the good times and the fun memories will bring back an accreditation to the “why you did, and are doing” what you are doing, as the good will always prevail…

Develop the negatives
And here again comes those life lessons J
Learn, learn and learn from the mistakes, from slip ups, from the “Oops” and hick ups of life. Everything happens for a reason. Positive but especially negative occurrences are try-outs towards your goals. Grow from your mistakes; the negatives will help you determine the positive path to take if you learn from them. Develop them and progress from them!

And if things don’t work out, just take another shot
Chances are given and made for improvement not to repeat and indulge in the same errors. To give up is not an option, your “to be” list is a commitment to yourself and for yourself. Road blocks are made to be navigated around. The direct path (listening to others, following someone else’s steps) might be the fastest path, but not necessarily the most rewarding one. The road to success (personal, emotional or professional) is a tedious one as it requires several trials but it is also a heartening one as the end result is a goal set for you, by yourself.

I have to tell myself every day that there is a bigger picture, a better picture than what I see today. I have to constantly remind myself that the film is not over, that I have unlimited screen shots at my disposal. While I am not yet where I want to be and who I ultimately want to be (and remembered for), I’m learning to enjoy the work I put forth in getting there, regardless of set-backs and the end picture being blurry. Every time I challenge myself in a project, the excitement I feel from the anticipation and from what the end result will be, is at times more adrenaline-charged than actually achieving it. And on the opposite side of the spectrum, the let-downs are so heart wrenching, as I believe so strongly and want so deeply… but again I’m learning to take that extra shot…

 To loving your process,

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