What a “practice what you preach” moment I had today.
Yesterday I posted some of my favorite quotes about perseverance here.
Of course, those quotes are awesome and powerful.
I woke up today to find that my permalinks from the wordpress.com reader were broken during our upgrade process. BROKEN!
And that is just how I felt…broken.
This can happen when you put your heart and resources into something…and find out that it is broken, in any way.
I felt like giving up. I was frustrated.
But heard that small still voice inside say “learn from this and persevere.”
I said back “persevere!?”
And then I stopped…I regrouped. I practiced what I preached.
I talked to technical support of bluehost. But, the issue was not on their end.
I sent wordpress an email. But, they can be sluggish in responding.
I started to literally laugh out loud to keep from crying. I persevered.
Then, with some encouraging guidance from my theme developer, Stacey of Fives a Fellowship, I got back on track and started looking for help via the support forums.
Long story short, I found a plugin to fix my broken permalink issues.
And just like that my brokenness became my inspiration.
My perseverance was definitely put to the test in this situation.
And I think I received an A on that brutal test…okay maybe a B+…okay maybe a B-.
The point is that I passed the test!
Take home message: Do not give up. Keep moving forward. Persevere.
Permanent success is often around the corner from temporary failures.
© Kelley Daniel, http://www.missingmarkers.com, 2014