Tiger’s apology made me take a look at my freelance writing career. Let me see if I can explain where I’m coming from.
Tiger reached the pinnacle of the golfing profession. I’m no golfer and learned more than I cared to learn as a result of being surrounded by men who love to golf and watch golf. Whether or not I was a golf fan, I knew about Tiger Woods’ rise to the top, his public fall from grace and now his attempts to rebuild himself, his life and eventually his career.
What I Learned from Tiger’s Apology
I watched his apology and decided to apply a little Tiger to my life. I know there are folks who thought he was sincere and others who thought his apology was contrived and staged. Everyone is entitled to his own opinion.
What I expect will happen is Tiger, in true Tiger form, will stay out of the limelight, focus on what needs to be done and achieve his goal. He didn’t get to be the world’s best golfer by listening to what everyone else had to say about him. He had to block out the noise, set his goals, focus and work hard until he achieved his goals.
Ok, now is when I bring this rambling around to freelance writing. No matter what you do, you cannot please everyone all of the time, so don’t try. As a freelance writer you have to do your research, block out the noise, set your goals, focus and work hard until you achieve your goals.
The folks who are busy making money and becoming successful don’t have time to get caught up in negativity, speculation and theories. They spend their time working hard achieving their goals.
There are two types of folks; there are those that do and those that talk about doing. In Tiger’s case, I believe he’s a doer (no pun intended). The rest of the folks who love to talk about his situation, complain about his apology, rehash his transgressions and so on will be doing just that years from now…talking about it.
The same goes for freelance writing. Some folks write and make money, others complain about lack of opportunities, low wages, scams and so on.
Only Time will Tell
A couple of years from now, where will Tiger be? Will he be talking about making a recovery or will he be at the top of his game?
A couple of years from now where will you be? Will you be talking about trying to earn money as a freelance writer or will you be at the top of your game?
I don’t have a crystal ball, but I’m betting that Tiger will be at the top of his game. What about you?