Friday, February 20, 2009

Believe You Can Accomplish Great Things In Life

"Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right" - Henry Ford

Human beings must believe in their ideas or most will just sit on their ass. Many people rationalize false reasons not to reach for their dreams and find themselves convinced that those who achieve are either born with unique skills, lucky, or both. They wait for direction, and direction never comes. They are Waiting for Godot.

Southern California marketing industry thought leader, Tim Tyrell-Smith, has a blog called "Quixoting" where he blogs about ideas. Creative ideas. He encourages himself and others to think. Quixoting (pronounced key-ho-ting) is based on the story of Don Quixote. A character best known for being "delusional". But Tyrell-Smith admires his daring to take action. Because ideas or creative work left in a bottom drawer will never be seen by the eyes of the world. And that is a shame.

Quixoting's tag line is "Take Action. Be Courageous. Have Fun!" - these words should sing to your soul.

Once you believe in your ideas amazing things can happen. It is those with confidence and drive who are the ones who change the world. Become a dreamer. Imagine yourself winning. Know that you can succeed.

I know too many people are closed to both their ideas and those of others. They rationalize all sorts of reasons to not act and close down the spirit of being a "big tent thinker" (I have written many times about being a "big tent thinker" who is open and inclusive of others). Then they mock the dreamers, seekers, creatives, optimists, entrepreneurs and anyone who desires more out of life. We we need people of action at this point in our economy. Either "do it" or get out of the way of those who will.

Re-read the words of Henry Ford at the top of this post and think about the meaning. Believe that you can accomplish great things in life. Then go get 'em done.

Have A Great Day.


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