I feel a lot like Charlie Brown, I throw my kite into the air only to see it tumble back to the earth.
I have studied the kite, I have read the literature on how to be a successful kite flier, but no matter how many times,it seems, that I throw that stupid kite into the air it comes crashing down.
Why do I take things like low blog stats, failing to win a competition, or unrecognized work so personally?
I think the key is in the ‘person’ part of the ‘personal’, that person being me.
It has nothing to do with the contest, the people who stop coming to my blog, or the fact that I haven’t received much in the area of recognition.
It does have a whole lot to do with me. I want it so badly.
I have lived most of my life not wanting anything, I just kind of drifted.
I had some dreams and some wishes, but those are not goals.
Now that I do want it so badly, have made goals, and set up steps for reaching those goals, it hurts all that much more to see those dreams come crashing back to the ground.
I have a couple of choices when this happens: A.I throw the kite away and give up trying. B. I, pick that kite up, dust it off, and try again.
I’m going with option B. How about you?