So my whole blog could probably be summed up by those cheesy billboards you see as you drive along the freeway. You know the ones….
But here’s the thing. There’s a reason those billboards are effective. We love to hear a good under-dog story. And I think that what my story is. I’ve tried to do something I love and had countless doors slammed in my face. And the thing I’ve learned is this:
Eventually, someone is going to open the door. You just have to push your way through all the slammed ones first.
Recently I won something on the radio. Nothing big…just a couple tickets to an upcoming movie. I told my friends and they said, “You are the luckiest person I know!” I asked what they meant and they told me, “You are always winning stuff on the radio! You’ve got to be the luckiest person alive”
I thought about it for a few minutes and realized that in the few years I’ve lived at my current address I really have won quite a bit of stuff. So I was curious and started adding up my winnings. Over $3000! Yeah! When you add up all the free food, movie tickets, concert tickets, swag, toys, etc I’ve won, it’s a pretty impressive figure.
So, yeah, maybe I am a lucky person. But then I really started to think about it.
I’m also the unluckiest person my friends know. I listen to 4 different radio stations every day and every day I also lose. I couldn’t possibly start to count the thousands of dollars in prizes I’ve lost out on.
But I digress so let me return to my previous point. You are never going to find your dream until you are ready to face a lot of disappointment first. The whole, “No rain, no rainbows” idea.
So go find someone to tell you, “No” right now. Get it over with. The next, “no” won’t hurt as bad, nor the next one, or the one after that. Pretty soon, “no” can become something you’re comfortable with and then, before you know it, you will be getting told, “yes” more often than your friends because you were willing to ask the questions they weren’t and ask them more often than they were willing to.
Does that make sense?