Logic Of The Day: 12.03.2018
The gym I used to go to had a sign at the front that said, “Showing up is half the battle.” Corny? Cliche? Maybe.
But think about this — if someone is willing to offer you a seat at the table — an opportunity to do something you love — why in the world wouldn’t you take it? By accepting and committing, you’re already there.
You have a chance. And you should never, ever take it for granted. The rest of the battle is up to you. From there, you have to earn your keep.
I think of this in the context of the abundance of resources we have at our fingertips in the modern world. If you want to learn something, there’s simply no stopping you if you have an Internet connection and access to resources at a public library. If you’re willing to “show up”, you will eventually see extraordinary results. If you don’t show up at all, you’ll always be left guessing, wondering and speculating.
“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” — Theodore Roosevelt.
I’d encourage you to be discerning and wise when it comes to making decisions. You don’t want to jump at just anything. But if you research opportunities — or better yet, have them come your way — then GO FOR THEM. Always show up. Always give things a shot.
(Excerpts From the Article: 5 Ways to Invest in Yourself; The Concept of Compound Interest by Christopher D Connors)