In a previous blog, I talked about how sometimes you just have to take the next step. I relayed my experience of being in a climbing jungle and zip lining course where I was very high in the air and doing tricks and movements which I wasn’t accustomed to doing. Sometimes I had to just keep moving forward to take the next step.
Another lesson I’ve learned over the years is sometimes you just have to keep going. There I was on that particular day, 40 to 50 feet in the air, hooked to a safety cable, and doing tricks that were difficult. It was relatively warm, I was sweaty, I was tired, but I had two choices. I could scream and shout for help with tourists below me watching me, by the way, or I could just figure out how to find a little more energy and just keep going. Several times I had to stop, mentally reflect, and push forward and keep my momentum and get to where I was going. If I had stopped, I would have lost. I would have lost control. My experience would have been different and I would not have accomplished what I did. Instead, I kept going. I didn’t consider failure as an option. I just kept inching forward. Because of it, I was successful.
We can do the same things in business. A lot of times, things will be scary. Sometimes we’ll try something and it won’t work. Sometimes we’ll do something two times and nothing will happen. Then you do it the third time and suddenly something changes. You change one word in a script and you go from being a failure to a hero. Sometimes things are subtle and we just need to keep pressing along. My experience in the climbing gym taught me sometimes you just have to keep going. Stopping may not be your best option. Moving forward solidly may be what gets you where you’re going. We can apply this in our personal lives and can apply this in our businesses.
What’s been your experience? What’s been one time you’ve had to just keep going and keep pushing along despite difficult odds or challenges? Join us in the comments below and let us know about your thoughts and experience.
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R. Shawn McBride is the Chief Innovation Officer at McBride For Business, LLC. His signature keynote, The 3 Laws of Empowerment, gives audiences an entertaining look at how they can prepare, plan and protect themselves. You can email R. Shawn McBride or (214) 418-0258.