Have you ever done anything and thought “I have this, it will be a easy. I just need to do this, this, and this and then it is done!”
What could you add into the mix to change the outcome or that feeling of success? Some interesting things that took longer than expected I have discovered on my internet travels……….
- Thomas Edison took quite some time to invent the light bulb. In fact, he failed a 1000 times before he got it to work. Thank you Thomas Edison for keeping at it!
- The Simpsons movie took approximately 9 years from production start to being released. A lot of script changes and rewrites!
- Renown artist Vincent van Gogh made seven different versions of his signature sunflower piece and only sold one painting in his lifetime out of 900 he painted. His recognition took time with his painting’s selling at astronomical levels after he died.
- The game designers and developers of Angry Birds took 8 years to release it onto the app store which turned into a great success. They had 51 failed attempts beforehand. Talk about not giving up!
As you can see from these examples that things in life sometimes take more time than expected so if you are doing something and want to give up as you feel like you will never get there, think about these people. It can happen but it just takes time, a lot of mistakes along the way, and an optimistic outlook!
As you go on with your day, think about a goal you gave up on and ask yourself what would it take to reignite that passion and interest? What resources, support, attitude, and people can help me make this happen?
Sometimes it is also fun to have a sing a long. This song perks me up and keeps me motivated when I really do feel like giving in after making quite a few mistakes. What song helps you when you feel like giving up?
Something to ponder 🙂