I blog because it’s like an online diary where I can share my thoughts. It doesn’t really matter to me if no one is reading my blog or a million people are reading my blog. It’s gives me a way to organize my thoughts and put them into words. It helps me with my writing skills and my communication skills. I suggest more people should do the same.
Nothing worth having ever comes easy. There are times where you’re going to give up and talk yourself out of it. In the end if you don’t do what you really love, you already know what the alternative is. Basically, someone else is going to decide your future so don’t give up and do what you love.
Sometimes I feel that our futures are rigged. We all want to do meaningful stuff but everyone doesn’t get too. Why is that? We go to school, then college and most people lead some pretty boring lives. Like the word work. Work sounds boring! By boring lives I mean just working in a cubicle or something similar to that where people just get told what to do by their bosses.
The thing that most people have to realize is that the game is rigged. Not for you to fail, but for you to stop leading and taking action. We’re always bombarded by someone else telling us what to do. Isn’t time for you to take action for yourself this time?
I have to say this was an amazing read. I honestly think every sports commissioner should read this book. It’s pretty recent, published in May 2011. Martin argues that the NFL has it right, and capitalism should be more like the NFL. The NFL focuses on the experience of the fans, Martin says that we should focus the same way to customers and not shareholders in today’s business world.
His approach on creating the analogy to the NFL’s system where there is fair play to modern capitalism is remarkable. “Fixing The Game” gives a remarkable insight on how capitalism can be fixed. If you liked this book, another book you’ll enjoy by him is The Design of Business.
As I was handing in an assignment for school in one of my courses, I noticed that no one had put their assignment in front of my instructor’s desk yet. I wasn’t even the first one there who arrived in class. So I decided to try something. What would happen if I was the first to hand in my assignment by putting it on my instructors desk? Would anyone do anything?
It turns out after the whole class saw me hand my assignment in, everyone started to hand in their assignments after me. One by one. It made me question why didn’t anyone do this before me? After all, I wasn’t the first one to in the class, and I was pretty close to being the last person to enter the classroom.
This mini experiment, made me realize that people need some authority in their lives. Not 100%, but just a small portion. People need leaders, and we need people like you get us there.
There hasn’t been a better time to do what you want. Now is your best shot. The resources you need are here. You can find ways to do them. There’s actually a small quote on the great Leo Bascaglia in a video that I once saw.
He said God is going up to ask you at the gates when you die, not “Why didn’t you live a moral life” but he’ll ask you “Why didn’t you do more with your life? Why didn’t you love more? I gave you this precious gift you wasted it!”
These aren’t his exact words but, the point is the same. However, what Bascaglia has to say is definitely important. It was important yesterday, it’s important now and it will be important tomorrow.
Well done Seth.
You can never have enough time. At some point you’ll just have to decide. The age is over where one can go to college and expect to be successful by just graduating. One must do something on their own, even if no one tells them too.
This is where education in schools fail to teach. They’re great at giving instructions but not great at letting students to create or do things on their own. Because the 20th century factory owners made it that way and we still have a 20th century school system. What we need is a 21st century school system.
If you have 90 mins to spare check out this cool debate whether or not “Too Many Kids Go to College”
I just loved this design that Peter Knoll did. Too bad FB didn’t take his approach.