The Problem With Doing What You Want

The problem with doing what you want is is that the responsibility for commitment and execution is all on you.  There’s no one else to point the finger at for your situation.  Adam tried blaming God when he said “The woman you gave me…” see Genesis 3:12.

It’s the same for saying what you want.  The responsibility for your words are yours.  Words are like toothpaste…once they’re out you can’t put them back, so be careful.

Bart Simpson learned this lesson.

Art, Inflection Points, High Achievers and Low-Achievers

All art projects begin slow, with a high risk of failure and they build to an inflection point.

An art project is what you do….it’s your gift to the world….it could be your poetry, your blog posts, your pictures, the pizzas you make (in my case BBQ), the sermons you preach, your comedy, etc. It’s your art with your unique spin.  It’s what you do that if you suddenly did not show up your tribe would miss you.

An inflection point is where an art project turns a corner and begins to payoff.  The results only you believed in are now clearly in sight.  There’s little chance at failure.  Everybody wants in now.

Achievers are not always better artist than non-achievers…they’re just better at sticking around until the inflection point.

In case you need encouragement to stick.

See It Through – Edgar Albert Guest

When you’re up against a trouble,
Meet it squarely, face to face;
Lift your chin and set your shoulders,
Plant your feet and take a brace.
When it’s vain to try to dodge it,
Do the best that you can do;
You may fail, but you may conquer,
See it through!
Black may be the clouds about you
And your future may seem grim,
But don’t let your nerve desert you;
Keep yourself in fighting trim.
If the worst is bound to happen,
Spite of all that you can do,
Running from it will not save you,
See it through!
Even hope may seem but futile,
When with troubles you’re beset,
But remember you are facing
Just what other men have met.
You may fail, but fall still fighting;
Don’t give up, whate’er you do;
Eyes front, head high to the finish.
See it through!
By Edgar Albert Guest

Self Doubt

There’s a little, tiny voice that speaks to you.  It tells you things like…

  • You can’t do….
  • You’re not good enough!
  • You’re too….
  • You might fail!
  • They’re going to laugh at you!
  • etc, etc, etc.

Acknowledge it so that you can ignore it!

Super Genius

Wile E Coyote Super Genius

The phrase genius is thrown around today like a baseball.  A genius is a person whom before them there was nothing like them, and after them everything bears their mark.  It has noting to do with winning nobel prizes, scholastic achievement, nor new and improved ways to catch a road runner.

Wile E Coyote Super Genius

Failure spawns the super genius

A super genius is someone who receives a breakthrough after many, many failures.  Try it this way, doesn’t work.  Try it that way, doesn’t work…until eventually the public recognizes we are all better off because this person lived.  Often the genius does not receive recognition in her lifetime.

You are a super genius

Scientist believe that we all can function on a genius level at something.  The key is finding character to apply consistent persistence when you encounter resistance.

Something to make you go…hmm!  Most of the resistance you encounter is from within not without.

What to do next

First click you favorite social media button or two below to share with your friends or followers, then read this, this, and this.