I often here the phrase “I’ll try” when people are referring to their job hunting activities. I quickly disappear from the scene when I hear this because I've learned that trying is a weak phrase mouthed by people who have already given up. Bluntly - “trying” is for losers. Stop trying and start doing.
On the other hand some people never ever give up - in spite of mounting odds and a court of opinion stacked against them. Some people just have an abundance of courage.
That certainly was the case for singer/songwriter Marcia Golding last Saturday night when she unveiled her first album to a sold out audience of friends and neighbors. And I have to tell you, the last time I saw that kind of energy and stage presence the singer was a younger turned-up Tina Turner. But that’s not the amazing thing. Not for you. There’s more.
It’s not just that Marcia is returning to her first love – singing – after a 15 year hiatus to raise a family. Not even that Marcia is 43 years old. It’s her drive an ambition to be the best singer she can be – in spite of a pronounced stutter which would keep most people from ever steping foot on stage. Not Marcia, she hits life square in the face with everything she’s got - and she's got lots. How would she ever have known he voice is pure silk if she had given up?
What about you?
What’s holding you back from reaching out and creating your dream job? Time – money – good looks? Are these really road blocks or do you just lack the courage to try and fail and try again?
My favorite football coach best sums up those rare people like Marcia - "it’s not how many times you get knocked down but how many times you get up that really counts" Go-Marcia-Go! You're looking great girl.