Time to Make it Happen

I am sure you are considering whether or not I’ve actually gone off my rocker. Here it is the end of a week, and I’m talking about getting excited and making things happen. I’m sure somebody is trying to find the phone number so they can call Mrs. Balof and ask her to please take my temperature.

I would like to assure everyone that I’m fine, and yes, I do believe it is time to get excited. We have two months left this year, and at the end of each month, there will be parties and revelry. I believe in parties and revelry, they are a positive influence on the soul. However, it gives us little time to do great and beautiful things.

If you have ideas and new items that you want to share with others, now is the time to do it. Today is the first of the month. A brand new calendar for thirty days. For the rest of the year, we only have sixty-one. If we want it, starting now, we have a new way and a new day. Think of all the positive actions you could take with this.

Remember, if your first thought is going back into bed and pulling the covers, once the day is over and you’ve done great things, you can do so. Until you have gotten something underway, it is time to figure out what you’re going to do and how you’re going to complete that mission.

It would be wrong for me to tell you how you had to do something because this is your dream. Look at me as the cheerleader urging you on, encouraging you to find your path and take it. There are plenty of things that could come up and try to deter you from your work, and some of them are important. However, please don’t let the minutia get between you and your victory.

Please do not think that I am pushing you out the door towards a day’s work and then trying to sneak back to the La-Z-Boy lounger myself. I have two books, a new style of fishing lure, and a do-it-yourself planner system I want to have developed and in the field by the end of the month.  Mean old master sergeant? I don’t even cut myself any slack. Please check up on me from time to time and ask me how my work is going.

Thanks for being with me today. I hope to be with you again soon.

Your Turn

Go forth and do. It is a statement that is echoed time and again throughout the centuries. It means don’t just talk about it, make it happen. These statements remind us that talk is often an endless loop. We are also reminded that actions are much rarer and harder to accomplish.

Win, lose or draw, those who have set out in action to accomplish something are people of the same mettle. That is because these are the people who have moved from talk to action. Also, these are the people who work to move us forward as a people.

It is not the easy-going person that accepts life as it is who positively changes the world. It is the person who sets out to do something, and when everyone is asking why, he or she is asking why not. And his or her question will stay that way until the problem is solved or the person cannot find the answer and yields to fate.

Does this mean you should wake up one morning, decide that the sky should be green rather than blue, and immediately go tilting at windmills? No. Every journey starts with the first step. I believe that each step should be researched.

I belong to the Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society. We believe through knowledge you can find power.  Researching gives you the knowledge to go forth and change things for the better.  This not only helps you, but it also helps all those who will use and benefit from your innovations.

If you feel you need information, get your information from credible sources. If you aren’t sure what constitutes credible sources, look at the research. The first thing you want to see in the study is who paid for it. Was the analysis performed in the intent of pure research? Or, was research on the consumption of a product paid by those who make or own the product? Research is a great tool. Just don’t accept analysis developed for or by the person who’s trying to sell you the product.

Remember to talk a lot with the customers of whatever you are making or changing.  If it is needed and wanted, you might do well.  If you cannot find customers and clients interested in whatever you want to build, you may want to consider if it is the best use of your time.  You are going to need customers for sure and most probably backers.

You can do whatever you are willing to put enough time and work into.  If it is something that people want, you may go far.  I have to tell you though, no matter what anyone says, there are no guarantees in life.  Work-wise.

Thank you for being with me today.  I hope to be with you again tomorrow.