Friday, March 11, 2011

The Goal Is To Fail


I have to tell ya that this has been the most refreshing week in a long time when it comes to my social media life. In looking for a new place to go after this blogger blog, it has been a lot of fun just to bounce around a lot of possibilities.

Looking back, I know that I lost a little passion to write blog posts. I lost the excitement to do a regular podcast. I lost the courage to try to innovate. Too often, I would worry about "rocking the boat" or to change the status quo.

What happened to me was one of my biggest fears in social media: Yes, I was taking myself a little too seriously. I thought I was one of those guys who got half a million hits a month - when in reality, I was getting less than one percent of that.

It's kind of fun thinking about starting over (to a point). The topics to talk about and to write about have got my creative brain working to a point where it hasn't been in a few months - really. Why? Because I have set such low expectations for myself, it's not even funny.

Not only do I expect to fail in some of these ideas, the goal is to fail, and I expect to be really embarrassed and humilated about some of the ideas that I'm going to try to get done. Why? Because I want to learn from them and do it better the next time.

I think I've rambled on enough. Shout out to all my friends at SouthBySouthwest. I'm on call this weekend, so I couldn't fly down there right now, even if I wanted to. But, that's ok, because my new website will be launched on Monday and I'm super excited about it! Want to find out where it's at? Well, you just have to subscribe to my twitter feed to find out...

6 comments:

Mike said...

Best of luck on your new blog. I'm sure you will find new energy. It will rock.

Sarebear said...

This post is AWESOME. I wish I had a smidgen of this attitude; at least, not being afraid of failure, because it's not an END, it's a LEARNING process. Alas, I am TERRIFIED of it, so I am TERRIFIED to TRY. Thus, I am paralyzed in my life. Then again, I suffer from anxiety disorders, and those are partially based on chemistry in the body but it can be changed with thinking.

ANYWAY. I congratulate you and hopefully one day I'll develop a smidge of this too!

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