If a blog post flops — my fault.
If the dog chews up my gas bill — my fault.
If I get a flat tire which ruins my day — my fault.
If I run a sale on my book and only 10 people buy — my fault.
If the deliverable doesn’t show up to the client on time — my fault.
If 72 people unsubscribe from my email list in a single day — my fault.
But guess what?
That’s okay. All of those things up there have happened. Similar and worse things will happen again. They will be my fault, too.
Do I blame myself when something goes wrong? You bet I do.
Do I doubt myself when something goes wrong? No chance in the world.
If everything is my fault, that means I can change it next time. I can’t remember the last time I lacked confidence in myself. This is not because I am perfect, but because I am still breathing. So long as my lungs expand, I get to try again.
My friend Declan said recently in his post,
“Take action, find out what doesn’t work, adapt, move forward, repeat.”
Thanks for the reminder, buddy.