NO does not mean NO.
2.28.2021: Don't worry, you don’t have to bust out the dictionary for me (although I doubt homes even have actual dictionaries anymore), I do know what NO means. However, I’m talking about the negative mindset that we may sometimes have that sabotage our goals and dreams. You know the voice in our head that says you can’t do it, it’s impossible, there’s no way, or it would only happen when hell freezes over. The bah-humbugs.
This evening I came across a post online and I loved it so much that I needed to write* this down. I must remember this the next time the negative thoughts and fears come creeping in.
FAIL: First Attempt In Learning
END: Effort Never Dies
NO: New Opportunities
I don't know who to credit for these new acronyms, but I seriously need to get the last one engrained. So what if you get rejected? That’s just ONE way that won’t work for you. Goal is to pick your donkey up and go find another way, another option, another try. So yeah, NO does not have to mean NO. Well, except for when I'm talking to my kids, or if you ask me to do the marathon (see 2.25.2021).
Here's some fun facts:
- Netflix's hit show, 'The Queen's Gambit' had been taken 30 years, 9 rewrites and a series of studios rejected the author, saying no one would watch a show about chess.
- It's been said that it took 13 tries for the book, "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" to be accepted by a publisher. Once it hit the shelves, it went to instant success.
Here, here to New Opportunities!
*DID YOU KNOW? Writing by hand actually improves our ability to remember things, because it forces your brain to process information in a more detailed way, and puts it into our memory.