I have been thinking lateley about my quests over the past year to wind a few contests. I was unsuccessful in terms of winning in the eyesight of the judges. However, the experience was rewarding simply participating.
Here they are…
I took part in the Rockethub Almost Famous Contest late 2011. My desire was to create a symposium about new job creation. You can check out the submission here. I found out in January that I lost.
Startup Weekend Jacksonville during January of this year was amazing. You can read more about my pitch by clicking here. My idea did not place.
Community First Credit Union Investing In You Contest during May was rewarding. My goal was to create an app that helped our city to solve non-emergencies. Click here to read the post about it. No win hear either.
Crowdtilt in June. Nope, the project did not tilt. This crowdfunding effort was to launch a motivational blog.
These losses could be enough to never try again. No one likes to lose, but it happens. We must be willing to face them and move on. If we are willing to do this we will develop character that is rock solid; able to withstand the highs and lows of life.
Stay focused on your goals. Never stop dreaming. The best is yet to come!