Whatever your intentions, you’ll eventually forget to do something.
Last week, I forgot to write two blog posts. I thought I had them written (I did a lot of other writing), but I was wrong. That left you without anything to read for a few days and since I took an unannounced break for a few days I didn’t catch the mistake.
Whether it’s a deadline that can’t be met, an oversight with a large price tag, or a surprise budget buster these kinds of things hit hard and fast and leave only disappointment and confusion in their wake.
When that happens, you gotta pick yourself up, dust off a bit and remind yourself that it is okay.
It’s okay to make mistakes, to fail miserably, and to be surprised.
Just don’t use it as a reason to give up. Mistakes are only as valuable as the lessons you learn from them.
What did I learn from my mistake? I need to get further ahead in updates so this doesn’t happen. Right now, I’m only about 2 posts ahead at any time. After this week, I’m back at 0. Getting 3-to-6 posts ahead will all bust stop this sort of thing from happening.
A hard lessons that’ll be even harder to implement.