How Being Disqualified For An Award Taught Me A Positive Lesson
I was recently told that I was being nominated for a prestigious award given to one person every year by an association I belong to. Then literally a few weeks later I was told by said association that I am not eligible because of a technicality. I was disqualified. Just like that. The high and then the low.
What was the thing that deemed me ineligible? It wouldn’t mean anything to you. It‘s basically my official status and type of membership. Associations and organizations have rules and some have tiers of membership. I joined this association 4 years ago next month. I joined for the prestige and the name that it carries in my industry. I joined at a certain tier. That tier has worked for me all this time because of how my business The Super Organizer has changed and morphed into more media and less actual organizing.
Well that came back to bite me. LOL So I am disappointed and a little upset, I still like to find lessons in everything. I am a positive person and stuff happens, it’s not the end for me.
When situations happen like this, you have to try to stay in the spirit of gratitude. Being nominated really does become an honor! I’ve had so many people within the association say the nicest things to me. I’ve made a bunch of new connections that will be fruitful. I never win awards, mainly because I don’t play the games/politics to get awards. I just stay in my lane and work for the people. I’m a worker bee and I just work on producing great content, being a nice person, and trying to reach and affect change in the world. You have to stay clear on who you are and not let disappointments change that for you. They are going to happen.
Also they went from not knowing who I was to knowing who I am and saying I was worthy for an award!! One of the top ones! That will never be taken away from me! I always say to you to celebrate the small victories. That is a great accomplishment for me and my brand. I can hold on to that. The fact that people wanted to reward me for my hard work that will always feel nice. Celebrate them and their kindness. Thank you ladies who nominated me!!
When a sudden disappointment happens, you have to dig deep and find the lesson in it. It can also be a time of reflection. Check in with yourself. Are you being true to yourself? Are there things you need to look at and change? I think check ins are always a good idea. So I check in with myself.
My path to here is of my doing and hard work and great choices AND some disappointments. My path going forward looks good and more disappointment may come.Its life! I have a lot going on and I am moving up and onward. THAT is my award!