We all have moments when we need to vent or whine about all the things in life that drive us crazy. It happens; it just is what it is. But there comes a time when we need to stop and think about what it is we’re on our soapbox about.
Is it something we can change?
If so, then we need to have the courage to stand up and do something about it. If we cannot do something about it though, what is the point of dwelling on it? We need to be certain we know the difference between the two before taking (or not) taking action and we will find a lot less drama hanging around in our lives.
“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.”
We need to frequently be asking ourselves if what we are doing is helping us reach our goals, or if it slowing our progress to a standstill.
When I browse through forums, I am truly amazed at how much time we focus on things we cannot control, yet fail to take action on those things we can control.
Entire threads are dedicated to topics on when Google will or will not update PR. Seriously? What possible difference could the answer be? For one thing, none of us (except Google) know the answer, so why dwell on it?
Get back to work. Results are what matter.
What drives me the most crazy though, are discussions about what is or isn’t fair, especially when it comes to SERPs. People waste countless hours (We have all done it.) looking at what the competition is doing, and then days whining about how it isn’t fair that they rank higher in the search results.
Ya know what?
Life isn’t always fair.
Get over it.
Put your big girl panties on and go back to work doing what needs to be done to reach your goals.
Every moment we waste whining and fussing about what isn’t fair in life is a moment our competitors love, because it is time we are not spending working on our sites.
I am thinking I better step back down off my soapbox now before I find myself in danger of being a pot calling the kettle black.
Just my 2 cents is all…
J. Cricket Walker of CricketWalker.com