Three Categories Of Actors
Those that make things happen.
Those that watch things happen.
And those who say, “What happened?”
Now, the funny thing is that all of us belong to all three groups at different times. Sometimes we make things happen. Sometimes we watch others make things happen. Other times we are blindsided by reality and have no clue what just happened.
Of course, how we respond in those situations will make all the difference.
You could rage and shake your fists at the gods, or you could make the best of the situation.
However, if you take a closer look at any group of people, you’ll find that certain “types” tend to be the ones that make things happen, certain “types” tend to be the ones that watch things happen, and other “types” are the kind who wander around wondering why they’re always getting crapped on.
One very popular theme in literature since the dawn of time (and a common theme in real life BAM’s like Genghis Kahn) is somebody who gets crapped on early in life, and vows to NEVER have that happen again.
Of course, how they do that will determine if they are remembered as an evil genius or a world class entrepreneur.
The bottom line is no matter how much we convince ourselves otherwise, the world is going to do what the world is going to do.
How we respond will make us or break us.
You could hide in your closet, and curse the gods, or you could get in the mix and get some.
How do you do that?
It all starts with choosing what you want. This is something that you DO have absolute control over.
Next is to make the solid choice that you’ll GET whatever you want no matter WHAT.
You will operate in and on the world, take whatever it gives you, and flip it around somehow so it works in your favor.
Of course, this can be very, very tough for some people.
People who need some kind of step by step paint by numbers procedure will find this VERY discomforting.
In order to really GET SOME (whatever that means to you) you’ve got to be open to taking ANYTHING, that comes your way, and have enough faith in yourself, and your abilities, to flip it around into SOMETHING that will help you.
Kind of like those ultra ninja Aikido black belts who can easily redirect the energy in everything that comes their way.
It starts on the inside.
If you’re worried you’ll get smothered by the continuous onslaught of reality, you will.
But if you believe you can take ANYTHING and make it YOURS, you will.