Yes, of course, you were that guy, right; the can’t miss kid, the guru guy? What in the hell happened to you; didn’t you used to be somebody?
My last post was about embracing change versus being stuck in a rut and just showing up, doing the same thing over and over. The comments were good, and most agreed some change is healthy, but routine can be comforting like an old friend.
My friend Howie @SkyPulseMedia commented ‘How many music acts die because they don’t change? How many die because they do change?‘
Is it the same in social? You see some of the so-called
gurus leaders change and makes you wonder what in the world were they thinking? Then you see all their sheep followers do the same thing.
You’ve seen it, how many took it to the next level with this behavior and how many lost credibility; lost their focus?
I am not saying this in a critical way because if you are a leader we all know some things will work and others won’t; and you can’t sit around waiting for it to happen. Maybe it is best to stay under the radar so nobody is taking shots at you, huh?
What makes you think, you are the One?
Excuse me, I digress but the first Matrix is a cool movie indeed.
Ok, back on track; you are cooking with gas and have a vibrant community, what would be signs you have peaked? What if wherever you are, this will be as good as it’s going to get? Will you be able to walk away, be proud of your body of work and feel like you have accomplished something?
Or, are you still trying to keep up with the Jones’? The hamster wheel effect is not only trying to keep up with everybody else, but trying to just keep up with yourself.
Does social ever allow you to sit back and say ‘I have arrived?’ Does life?
I am much smarter than I look
We are no dummies; maybe some knuckleheads (me included), but someway, somehow we have made it this far, right?
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see who appears to be successful and who wants to be like them. One thing I do know, popularity does not necessarily equate to dollars and some of the people you might think you want to emulate are still trying to figure it out too….be careful what you wish for.
Is money the end-all, be-all though? Is success only measured by how much money you happen to make from your efforts? Or what your efforts can lead you to?
Here’s the solution:
If you are a one hit wonder, then at least you made it that far which is much further than many who gave up on following their dream. If you never have that hit, then hopefully you took the time to enjoy the journey and all the life lessons it taught you along the way.
If you truly want to be the next big thing, then good luck. There is one caveat however, once you reach the pinnacle we know there is only one way to go from there. You were nice to people on the way up, right?
There really is no solution. We hunt, peck, scratch and claw trying to figure out our way and hopefully we are
lucky smart enough to have more successes than setbacks.
Where are you in your journey? Do you think you still have much more to show and if so, will you be disappointed if you wake up and realize this is was it?
Yes, I am still waiting for the call up to the big leagues or somebody wants to pay me double what I now make just to write. Do I think it will happen through my current efforts; probably not. Do I think it can happen? Absolutely, why not me, right?
I say let’s just do the best we can and see what happens from there. Who is with me? We’re streaking; everybody is doing it…………..