Forgetting the Naysayers

For most of my life I can recall having a long list of things I wanted to do in both my business and personal life. Each time I would start to work on strategies and plans, making my lists and setting my organizer for success. But I always had this bad habit of saying too much to people I trusted about all the things I wanted to do. Inevitably someone would tell me why I shouldn’t do something; mostly it was why I should not do all the something’s I wanted to do.

There is one bit of advice that has stuck in my head for years. It was quite simply that my desire to try to do so many things at once would mean they would all fail. Basically because I would be spreading myself too thin and none of these things would be getting 100% of my focus. Based on that advice, a lot of things were put on the back burner, allowing one endeavor at a time to be the primary focus.

Today, I had an epiphany. How can anyone know what I can or can’t do, if I don’t know? It’s very easy to tell someone that trying to do something won’t work, if it doesn’t work for you. However, you have no idea what that person is made of or what their true potential is. For me, I always do better when I’m busy, focused on more than one thing. My mind is always going, thinking of things I need to be doing, things that need my attention. So starting now, it’s about forgetting what ‘everybody’ says and doing what I feel. I may make mistakes along the way, but I will learn from them and keep on pushing. In the end, when I am gone, I want to be remembered for a long list of accomplishments and deeds that tell you who I was, not just one thing I did well.

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