Whoever watches the wind will not plant; whoever looks at the clouds will not reap.
Eccles. 11:4 NIVUK
I struggled with a lot of issues for most of my life before I learnt one of the best secrets to success. Like everyone in this world who wants to succeed, I worked hard but there was very little to show for my efforts. I did everything I could and fought as hard as anyone whose life depends on the outcome but somehow, I came out with “nil points” as the French would say.
Just when I thought I was about to win my battle strategy was sabotaged. I guess part of me just got used to blaming “the enemy without.” However, there came a time when I put my hands up and admitted that the enemy was within. I was my own worst enemy.
How so? You may be asking.
Before I answer that question let me let you in on a little secret. It’s the one thing that actually helped me take a deep look within. I participated in The Profile Builder Challenge run by Simone Vincenzi and Michelle Raymond.
During the programme I learnt all about pitching to editors and being featured on big publications. It was an intense time with very tight deadlines but all very worth it. Everything I learnt challenged my way of thinking. There are systems, processes and networks. Nothing happens by accident. Every performance is a well-choreographed act. If you put in the hours and follow the guidance, you will reap the rewards.
Now back to the question at the back of your mind.
Your internal demons will fight you every step of the way each time you want to step up your game. The time will never be right. Therefore, the best time to take action will always be NOW!