I would bet my top and bottom dollar that when most humans cultivated a vision of their future as children, they wanted to do something big, and when I say big, I am talking Pinky and the Brain type big. Our younger selves saw the world as a blank canvas that was waiting on us to bless it with a stroke of genius. We made plans, then we made even better plans and guess what happen after that, we made even more better plans (I know that isn’t grammatically correct, going for what a child would say). We made plans so grand that even Kanye’s ego would have stopped and dished out props. We were what the world needed; it just didn’t know it yet.
But with the inevitable passage of time, the plans became less grand and more “realistic,” and Kanye’s ego was free to roam once again. Our plans, when faced with monumental task of doing and taking risk, gradually shrinked. We settled and blanketed those plans with words like “security,” “401k,” “fallback,” and “timing.” Instead of executing grand plans, we planned plans in order to make “realistic” plans, and our grand plans got lost in the shuffle of plans. What happen to the young Simba in all of us that “laughed in the face of danger”?
But this post is not a microcosm breakdown of the pitfalls that trap our dreams, THIS IS A PROPS TO THE DOERS of the world. I’m talking about those people that do not let plans get in the way, people that see an opportunity and grab it like a lion on a prime Gazelle. This post is for the people who treat “work,” “obstacles,” and “unlikely” like their little bitch, put it in a headlock gave it a noogie (definitely not spelled right). When the world screamed that something was “foolish” and “risky,” they laughed in the face of danger and boldly conquered that elephant graveyard, figuratively of course.
Doers are those that never experience “failure”, just learning lessons *pause and let that sink in*. When asked about all the failure he was facing when trying to find a sustainable filament for the light bulb, Thomas A. Edison responded with, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Now go look in that mirror because there is a doer in each and every one of us, and if you listen ever so closely you can hear it, patiently plotting with your dreams and waiting on their time to shine. The question is, are you going to DO IT?
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