Did I Fail?

Welcome to Romance on Wheels.  This week on Open Book Blog Hop we are talking about what to do if you fail at meeting a goal.  

I’ve failed to meet my goals, who hasn’t.  But, my husband always tells me one of the things he loves most about me is that I have the ability to pick myself up, dust myself off and keep going.  I can’t imagine ever giving up.  Not on something or someone I love.  I’ve given up careers before.  I’ve either grown board with them or realized that I’ve met every goal I could possibly meet in that career and so it was time to move on.  That’s okay.  I’m a creative person and I need to be creative and challenged always to keep my interest.  There have been times in my life when I’ve thought that was a weakness, but as I’ve grown up and older, and wiser, I’ve realized that realizing it is half the battle.

So, fast forward to today.  I’ve had successes in this world of writing and I’ve had failures.  It isn’t easy, but then again I said I wanted to be challenged.  The universe listened and believe me, I am challenged.  What have I failed at?  

I’ve failed to publish four books a year for the past two years.  I’ve had set backs with some of my books by way of publishers and have had to change more than once when they’ve failed to follow through on what they promised.  But that in itself isn’t too bad of a failure, it’s my own personal goal.  I’ll readjust my writing schedule and try again.

I’ve failed to recognize when something is too good to be true it probably is.  I don’t think I’m naïve, but when all of this publishing business was new, I was following the leader.  I now seek advice from several sources before moving forward and think things through better.  

I’ve failed to consistently follow social media in many ways, getting lost in my fictional world.  I try daily to make sure I check in by setting a certain time each day to do so.  It’s working much better.

Over all, goals can be adjusted and when you fail to meet one, it’s simply time to reassess what went wrong and change it.  Simple really.  Have you failed to meet a goal?  Please share with us, we just may be able to help someone realize they are not alone.

Thank you for joining me this week.  Shall we hop on over and see what goals my fellow bloggers didn’t meet?  Click on thumbnail below and check them out.  

 

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5 thoughts on “Did I Fail?”

  1. P.J. MacLayneP.J. MacLayne

    Goals can be adjusted. That’s the best lesson anyone can take away from a failure.

  2. Stevie TurnerStevie Turner

    Take pride in the book (s) you have published in a year; it’s a better way of looking at it!

    • PJ FialaPJ Fiala

      You’re right. That’s a great way to look at it.

  3. Stephany TullisStephany Tullis

    RE-assess and start again. Thanks my philosophy too, Patti! 😉 I’ve also learned the hard that sometimes we are too hard on ourselves. From where I sit, it appears to me that you’ve accomplished so much! The sky’s the limit.

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