I’m still working on the personal SWOT piece I promised you a few weeks ago. Because I have issues with how those are set up, I’m fighting/challenged to create something that works better.
In the meantime, I had a lovely, unexpected opportunity spring up.
In one of the busiest months I’ve had in the last few years.
However, it’s a GREAT opportunity. It came to me almost by accident, and I tossed my hat into the ring, because, why not?
I had a first conversation that went well, but I thought it could have gone better. I shrugged it off and moved on.
Then, I was offered further discussion. So I jumped at it.
There are no guarantees. It’s a risk. Especially when I’m under stresses and deadlines from other events this month.
However, if I don’t try, I definitely won’t succeed.
I’d give it a shot. If it doesn’t work — I will have gained a valuable experience.
If it works — yippee, and I’ll share details when I can.
But the important part is I didn’t make excuses or talk myself out of NOT trying, simply because it wasn’t already in the schedule.
I want this.
I will do what I can to make it work.
I will control what I can in the situation, affect what I can, and trust that if that is the right opportunity, because I put in the right effort, it will work out. If it’s not, it won’t.
But it won’t be for lack of trying.
There’s a saying for writers who constantly make excuses for not answering an opportunity: “Answer when the Muse knocks, because if you don’t, she’ll move on to the next creative door.”
I intend to open and invite the Muse in. Or maybe go out dancing with the Muse.
I’m going to enjoy the process, no matter what the result.