"Try Not! Do. Or Do Not. There is No Try." Going for the Gold with a Social Media Coach

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Mortgage and Lending with Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender NMLS 69996

 

"Try not. Do. Or do not.  There is no try."

 

 

If you set goals for 2012, you might be examining those goals right now and thinking that they will be impossible at this point in the year to achieve. The huge goal I set for 2012 was to build a social media platform.   As the year progressed, I realized I was no farther along than when I set the goal on January 1.  I needed HELP - a coach or mentor - an expert.   I was determined that I would do more than just "try" to build this platform before the end of this year.   

I reached out to one of my friends in Active Rain,  Rebekah Radice, who is the ultimate social media guru and an Olympic champion for sure.  She and I established a plan for building my platform and with her help, I secured the services for social media coaching.  I do not intend to just "try" to build a platform!

Maybe you remember the movie, The Empire Strikes Back, the second of the first trilogy of Star Wars movies.  I love this scene where the X-wing fighter has sunk, and only the tip of its nose shows above the lake's surface.

 

 

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Yoda is emphatic to Luke's protest that this challenge is somehow different. He says, "No! No different! Only different in your mind. You must unlearn what you have learned."

Luke resignedly gives in, "All right, I'll give it a try."

And this is where we get the famous line from Yoda that Star Wars fans may remember and still quote:

 

"Try not. Do. Or do not.  There is no try!"


Many times the challenge to reach our goals looks impossible.   We need guidance from a mentor or coach, who helps us to achieve our goals.  Especially in areas we want to excel but do not have the expertise.    We need someone who will tell us honestly that we need to do more than just TRY - we need to just DO!  With the help of my friends in Active Rain, I am going for the gold in 2012!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Andrea Bedard
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Hi Louise, recognizing a weakness is the first step to success. You've already taken step 2 (setting a goal) and step 3 (reaching out for support), no doubt in my mind that you'll accomplish exactly what you set out to do and then some.

Aug 12, 2012 02:19 PM #1
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Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
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I loved how you paired up Yoda and the Olympics and needing to get your tasks in line.  We all must, task order (Yoda speak).

Aug 12, 2012 02:39 PM #2
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Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender - Leesville, LA
Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA

Thanks for yoru comments, Andrea and Carla - GO FOR THE GOLD!

Aug 13, 2012 07:45 AM #3
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Suzanne McLaughlin
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You know, this is one of the best posts I have read lately, contest entry or not.  Wow.  You blew me away.

Aug 15, 2012 07:58 AM #4
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Thanks, Susanne!  Your comment made my day!

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