Know When to Thrown in the Towel

Throw in the towel by mdid

Sometimes no matter how hard you try, things just don’t work out the way you had planned. Knowing when to quit and move on can be crucial to your success.

I’m  usually dogged in my determination to finish something I have started. And I will generally go to great lengths to learn the inner workings of a complex project that I may not completely understand in the beginning. Sometimes we just don’t know enough to recognize that we aren’t going to ever be able to accomplish something without effort that goes beyond the return we expect.

So yesterday, I finally gave up on my Blog. Not all of it of course, or you wouldn’t be reading this. But I had to admit that my Thesis Theme was not going to be easy to utilize effectively. I took classes, went to meetings, and asked those who knew more than I did about this software. Yesterday I had a conference call with my Social Media Mastermind group and mentioned the difficulties I was having. Their advice was to move on.

Now timing was not the best, because I wanted to present a reasonably well-thought out Blog by Friday and this was Tuesday evening. I belong to a group of women who help promote each others efforts in Social Media, and Friday I had been slotted to be featured by the group. So I had a lot of work to do quickly. It took me the rest of the evening and part of this morning to get the new settings finessed. And I still have to add in some pictures that didn’t hold when I changed to the new StudioPress theme.

But, I cut my losses and moved forward. And I’m much happier with the results already.

Where are you holding yourself back, by not throwing in the towel on some commitment or idea you have adopted? How fast can you identify another solution and start on your path again?

As always I welcome your comments and questions.

About Denise Sonnenberg

Denise Sonnenberg is the Social Media Dot Connector, coaching you to Connect with Your Target Audience by developing your Social Media Marketing Strategy.

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