“It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark.” – Howard Ruff
So often, people can think you are crazy for your efforts, for your work towards what they deem unbelievable. They remind you of who you were. Noah was an alcoholic; uncommunicative and never spoke a word until awaking from his drunken stupor, when he cursed his son Ham. Thus, what little he had to say, he said with profanity.
Regardless of your past, what others may say, or what you did… Who you WERE, is NOT who you ARE. And who you ARE is not YET WHO you MAY BECOME!
Decide now to BECOME…
It is your choice not others
It can be said that there was nothing extraordinary or heroic about Noah…
Yet there was that Ark thing…!
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It is always amazing to me the individuals I come across with the mindset of
“I don’t need you, I don’t need anyone, I can do this all by myself” or
“It was me. No one helped me. I did it on my own”
I do not argue that we have a power within us to overcome all odds if we choose to unleash it. That regardless of the circumstances we face, that we can overcome as long as we have an attitude and faith in our own ability. However, I do not believe that we can do everything on our own. Our struggles, accomplishments, our losses and victories in our battle of life is contributed to and from others.
There is something about an audience
There is something about others encouragement and support that builds us up. That makes us proud and accomplish more. There is power in the collective!
In the video below Budweiser Canada surprises two recreational league hockey teams from Port Credit, Ontario, with professional-league-grade theatrics, including a flock of fans, play-by-play commentary, and other accouterments of a professional game.
Whether or not you win this thing, you got to decide how you are going to walk out of here when it is all said and done!
We all need momentum. It is in the moments, however brief or long, that we have an opportunity to create that momentum. It is not only others that help us “become”, but we as individuals that discover who we ‘are’ and ‘will be’. The following is a video promo from Versus, essentially a spot for NBCsports. I love videos such as these because they usually pull out from inside of us that have often been dormant.
We were never meant to be dormant. We are meant to have momentum!
The clock is ticking… let’s see what you’ve got
The Transcript from this video:
Whether or not you win this thing, you got to decide how you are going to walk out of here when it is all said and done, cause the game is going to go on. And there is only one rule you are going to know about; there are no second chances.
There is only this moment, and the next moment. Every one of those moments is a test that you get to take one time, and only one time.
So if you see an opening; tear into it! If you get a shot at victory make damn sure you take it. Seize that moment.
That moment is a crossroads where everything you want will collide with everything standing in your way. You’ve got momentum at your back. Fear and doubt are a freight train thundering straight at you.
And all you got, the only difference between making history and being history, the only thing, the only thing that you can count on in any given moment is YOU!
It’s you vs. them, you vs. no, you vs. can’t, you vs. next year, last year, statistics, excuses. It’s you vs. history. You vs. the odds. It’s you vs. second place.
It’s only natural to not completely feel happy with everything you do. We are all self-conscious. Even the most arrogant S.O.B.’s have their moments of inadequacy. Some of us strive so much for perfection that we are often unhappy with our own performance. But to just sit and complain without an effort to fix the complaint does nothing.
If you have a job, even if you despise it, be appreciative. So many people would love to be in your position. For some, having no job at all is worse then having a job that you hate!
If you are doing the bare minimum to get by… stop doing that and do better. The only way I see we can feel better about what we do is if we ourselves help change the outlook around what we do.
If you love your job, help others see the passion you have without being arrogant or annoying. Passion can be like a virus both negative and positive. Being a suck up is not the same thing as being passionate.
If you have have an ordinary job it doesn’t mean you can’t be extraordinary at it… just ask this dude!