Let us engage in a little exercise….We just might discover something about ourselves.
The good thing about a self-examination is that it can be performed at anytime by anyone. You can be out in the world kicking ass or getting your ass kicked. This assignment can be used to get on track or to measure progress. So, here we go.
You’ve just escaped Someday Isle. You have paddled your bamboo buoy to safety and have escaped the soul-sapping isle. You’ve taken the initiative, taken responsibility for your own future and broken free of sloth and laziness. You are becoming your own man and have decided to live life on your own terms.
What will you do first?
What have you been putting off? Is there something for which you have been waiting for just the perfect timing? Have you been waiting until you had the money, the popularity, the time? What are you waiting for?
Is there something that you are embarrassed to try? Are you afraid your friends will laugh at you? Do you not have the experience or the know-how?
Screw being afraid. Screw those that laugh and make fun. Who cares about experience and know-how….Hell, we learn on the job around here.
Always remember, those that are laughing and saying you can’t are still sitting on Someday Isle amounting to nothing…and if you listen to them you will be to!
Don’t Look Back
You have already escaped the allure of unearned leisure. Don’t fall back now because you are afraid or embarrassed. Nothing worth doing is easy so face the embarrassment, stand up to the anxiety, spit fear in the eye and accomplish something no one else believes you can.
Embarrass them by succeeding while they sit on their asses and get fat. Scare them by making money and becoming a free man while they beg the boss for extra coupons to the snack bar. Whenever someone tries to belittle you or your ideas, snatch that power back and turn the tables.
Always remember, those trying to stop you from succeeding have already succeeded in stopping themselves.
Forget what others say or think…What will you do first?