What is your definition of “winning” when it comes to your genealogy?
Recently, a very wise (and well-known) genealogist told me this: “The search for your family history is a marathon, not a sprint.” I’ve been reflecting on those words all this week, and here’s what they mean to me:
- I need to prepare myself for a long, worthwhile journey as I research and discover new finds.
- I need to “stay in shape” as a researcher and make sure I am consuming the best websites, resources and tools.
- I am making an investment in my family history, with every dollar and every hour I spend researching.
- I need to have a positive, winning attitude.
Are you in it to win?
After years of being a technical trainer, working with mostly older adults, I know that “attitude” trumps “aptitude” when it comes to winning. I always told my students that I’d rather work with someone who had a good attitude towards learning and trying new things yet knew little or nothing of the subject matter. Every once in a while I’d get stuck with a “know it all” who supposedly knew everything and was just a Negative Nellie. They dragged down the entire class and sucked all the enjoyment out of learning.
My belief when it comes to doing genealogy: You’ve got to be in it for the long haul, you’ve got to have a positive attitude, you’ve got to know your resources and options, and you’ve got to be in it to win. Otherwise, why bother?
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