Is that even possible? I mean, how many people do that? Get it right the first time? Not me! Not by a long shot.
I often use the analogy (though not original) of building the wheel whenever starting anything new - or new to me. It takes time, hard work and discipline but it also takes tenacity. As I've shared in another blog, I am the kind of person who just keeps going - sometimes to the detriment of myself. With my last business for example - it was a brick and mortar and even after it started failing, I threw in everything I had and yes, it still failed. I do this so I can look back and say "I tried everything" and not wonder - if I'd only done XYZ maybe it would have worked. By "beating the dead horse" (I hate that idiom) I'm not left with that niggling "what if"...
Do I believe that some things can be done right the first time? Sure - I believe anything is possible (almost). For me, however, this is rarely the case. I can't even think of anything I've ever done right the first time. From when we are infants all the way through - we have to learn it all first and that learning more often than not comes with a price. And usually a test as well.
Testing our character, strength and resolve at the price of time, money, our integrity and willingness. I believe that's one of the key elements - willingness. Having the willingness to learn, fail, pick yourself up and try again.
I'll be trying to think if there's anything I can point to that I got right the first time and I'll report back. Would love to hear if others can think of anything they got right the first time as well.
Author Chloe Adler
Here are some musings - Nothing fancy - no outline and no editor - just some stream of consciousness. You want to read my books? :)