A common saying for those who are driven to do all they can. The ambitious of the species often live by the saying, and theoretically it is true. Theoretically. As an author I am always pushing myself to be ahead of the curve, to not rest on my lollies, and keep moving. I am all about momentum. I know if I want to be a success there is never going to be a time where there is nothing to do. There are always new opportunities for growth and if you do not grab them when they appear you will miss out. I think we all live by the same philosophy but then there is reality. I am human. You are human and there are only so many hours in the day. So many projects one can work on until things fall apart.
I got an email with an amazing opportunity this evening. One that I would gladly hop on to if I had the time to commit to it. Unfortunately, there is no way, with my current schedule of projects. I must say I am really disappointed as I would have loved to been a part of such an amazing opportunity. Not only to sell books, but to work with someone I really respect. So much so, I want to send them an email stating how much I want to participate.
So is this an opportunity lost? It might feel like it right now, but I have to trust in the choices I have already made.
Could I try to do it by spreading myself so thin that I lose my mind and then fail miserably? Sure but I do not want to do that. If I were to sign on to this project (or attempt to, there is no guarantee that they would even accept me) I would want to give it 110% and I just do not have that much to give.
Sometimes it is better to walk away and this is a hard thing to learn. Sometimes you have to just say no, because it is not the right time. I don’t want to say no, I personally want to do it all! I admit it, I want to do it all, but I can’t. No matter how much I want to be superwoman, I am not.
If I build it they will come – If I keep steady and move forward the opportunities will come and next time I might be able to grab it.
Everything happens for a reason there is a purpose to everything and I need to trust that and myself.