I realized recently that since I would rather have my eyes poked out by hot pokers then be a politician, a lobbyist, a network executive or any job really that requires me to sit still and be serious, then I need to just keep my mouth shut about all the reality shows I would like to karate chop, or all the silly laws I’d like to stick lawmakers noses in, make them sniff and say “Really? Again? Bad Poli!”
Yes, if I don’t plan on getting in the ring with these people and doing something about these things, and believe me, I don’t, then I need to quit wasting my time talking about what I would do and get busy doing what I will do and what I will do, gladly, is commit daily to creating a world and environment around me that is so filled with fun and excitement that those that are inclined to sit still and be serious will be inspired to do what they do to protect the awesomeness that has been created.
Some may see this as trying to take the easy road but I gotta tell you, this whole being joyous on a daily basis thing is not for sissies. It takes some serious cajones to commit to being positive all the time. Try it and see. I dare you!
My mom sent me a quote today that is so crazy in line with all the reasons I have chosen this path that I had to share! As always I hope it inspires you on your journey! Happy New Year everybody!
I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated, and a person is humanized or de-humanized. If we treat people as they are, we make them worse.
If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming.
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe