I tweeted this quote yesterday from Steve Jobs:
"If today were the last day of your life, would you want to do what you're about to do today?"
We've all heard hundreds of quotes over the years about dancing as if nobody is watching...live as if it's heaven on earth and the list goes on and on. Well, it's July 4th and most of you, at least my American readership, are enjoying a day off with family and friends. So, if today was the last day of your life, you probably are doing something you love.
But, here's my point. If you're in a rut and some days things just don't come together the way you want them to, before you get frustrated and either scream loud enought to wake the dead or just give up, stop what you're doing. Take some time off and walk away from the business. Clear your head before you try and get back on track.
This is an amazing career field loaded with terrific people, great companies and talented educators willing to help you build a stronger skill set. You've also got a number of knuckleheads like me who are here to help you figure out what's missing. I love this industry more than a blog post could ever explain, but I'm even more proud of you guys. It's not easy being in business today, but in all honesty, there's never been a time when it was just easy.
Don't give up on your dreams...stay focused on your goals and remember everything you do each day is another building block in a solid foundation to create your business.
Most important of all, is the sentiment in another quote I tweeted...
"Many of life's failures are people who didn't realize how close they were
to success when they gave up!"
Wishing everybody a wonderful 4th of July weekend. Slow down on the burgers and dogs, enjoy the fireworks and make some memories with friends and family! And for those of you outside the US who can't relate to the day, have a great weekend and the same good wishes for memories with family and friends.
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