What will you do today? What will you do to shine? What will you do to innovate? What will you do to bring you closer to whatever it is you want?
I don’t know what you want, but I know a lot of things are within reach. They’re just hiding most of the time. Makes the game interesting…
My personal aim on this blog is to encourage all of you to take control of what’s at your disposal and use it well. No need to hurt others, no need to become a workaholic, no need to be unethical.
But no matter how hard I try to help and no matter how many people get to view this website, only a handful of people are ever going to take it all the way. It doesn’t matter how many people offer their advice to help others make a difference, only a small number will give their all and create their own pile of win.
Are you one of that small number? Are you an innovator?
Why do only a relative few manage to shine? Some possibilities:
- Other aspects of life (big and small) get in the way;
- Not everyone develops (or recognises) a true passion for anything;
- There seems too much initial work to be bothered;
- Fear of failure / Not prepared to take a risk;
- You want to succeed, but give up when gratification doesn’t come quickly.
People give all sorts of reasons why they haven’t managed to go the whole way. Some are good reasons and some are just excuses. I bet they all feel like good reasons at the time.
Uni gives you access to so many resources that it’s crazy. No matter how small your institution is, you can enjoy a wealth of goodness without moving off campus.
And with so many digital tools at our disposal, you’re able to push your own brand without having to ask for anyone else’s permission. You have the power to stretch out wherever you want. The Internet and mobile technology isn’t just for reading what people are doing, discussing last night, building a farm or joining the mafia!
“Let yourself experience life with your eyes and heart and mind wide open.”
Robbin – Brains On Fire
But that doesn’t mean you should give up and not bother at all. Many successful entrepreneurs succeed amid many of their failures. They won’t dwell on the failures. In fact, the failures will soon be forgotten except for:
- The knowledge that they’re a step closer to finding another success;
- The lessons they’ve learned that will hold them in better stead for their next venture.
Nothing is guaranteed and nothing is certain, but the only way you can find out what’s possible is to start doing stuff. Do it now! Sure, you shouldn’t just run off without due caution and with no plan whatsoever, but you do need to begin somewhere.
After all, you’ll never find the perfect circumstances to suit your personal situation. You’re in a better position where you are than if you wait until you’re somewhere else.
You’ve got more chances than you probably think. But you’ve got to take them. Don’t waste it away. I missed plenty opportunities simply because I didn’t know better. It’s a mistake I try not to repeat on a regular basis. It happens sometimes, but I’d rather slip up occasionally and get back up than sit on my bum and do nothing at all.
What will you do today?