For me, Life is one continual learning experience. Sometimes it can be exciting and exhilarating. Sometimes it can be frustrating and a challenge. However it is always full of adventure, surprises and accomplishments. For example: I recently purchased a new camera. Granted I already have 2 that have served me well. However, I wanted more bells and whistles to continue taking great pictures of our many travels. (Inspirational Book #3 here we come?!)
So what do I do with my 2 cameras. I decide to enter into the world of online selling. I am excited to offer items in great condition for others to enjoy. Some questions: What site, What price, What pictures, How descriptive, How to pack, Do I offer Free Shipping?
Into research mode I go!
I decide on a site, I read through the how to’s, I create a draft version of my listing and I revise a few times before I actually hit the list button. Excited and Nervous.
Within a few hours I receive multiple offers – and over asking price. Wow!
However, soon to discover that some of the buyers are suspect and I learn how better to vet them. Lesson learned.
The team at the resale site were incredibly helpful to resolve the fraud.
Now I am back up with the cameras. Learning as I go along. Doing my due diligence and being careful on choosing the best buyer.
I have learned many lessons during this experience. I almost gave up when the 1st outcome was not positive, however I decided not to throw the chess board up in the air! (I did that once during my teens when I was outmaneuvered). Not the best behavior or approach. Check lesson learned – If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, again. So that is what I did.
That is what I suggest you also continue to do. Master your craft. Make the mistakes. Take the detour. Turn right not left. Or make the U Turn. It is only through experiencing, making mistakes, learning the lessons, that you can then move forward.
I call it the dance of life.
Yes, I have stepped on toes and have gotten stepped on as well. But I recover. Laugh it off. And go on.
To your Life full of learnings, lessons, and experiences.
With Light and Love,