Speak and Be Heard

I was gonna start by asking if you’ve ever wanted something, but I’m willing to put my life on the line and bet that you have. Everyone does, it’s part of being human. But how do you actually get the thing? And I don’t mean how do you get that coffee you want in the morning, or the new iPhone. I mean big things. Life changing things.

Do you sit and hope it comes to you?

Do you pray to God?

Ever been afraid to go get it? I know I have.

If you ask me, my advice would be to get up and go for it.

A lot of people have different beliefs as to how we actually get the things we want in life. How do we get that next job? How do we get that new scholarship? How do we get that new relationship? How do we make that change in the world?

Get up and go for it.

But when I say get up and go for it, I don’t mean start wandering in the direction where that thing might be, and hope that you’ll stumble across it. I mean, go for it. All in. I believe the expression is “Balls to the wall”. And I’ve found that when we kind of want something, it’s pretty clear that we don’t really want it, we just kind of want it. And until we’re sure, we’re really never going to get it.

So, if you want to make a change somewhere, make noise. Get attention. Doesn’t matter if you have to scream for it, you had better get it. What you cannot do is sit and hope that things will just fall into place the way you want them to. You can’t expect that the world will succumb to your beliefs if you never put your beliefs out there. You can’t expect that things will change if you don’t change. You can’t expect things to go your way if you don’t take action.

So if you have an idea, or if you have a desire, for things to be different than they are right now, let it be known. Go apply for that new job. Go apply for that new scholarship. Ask your crush out on a date. Throw your ideas out into the world and let people indulge.

Now keep in mind, all of this can be horrifying. It’s not easy to go and throw yourself at the things you want. There’s nothing easy about asking your crush on a date, or telling people about your ideas. But here’s a question for you:

What’s the worst that can happen?

Your crush says no?

People laugh at your ideas?

Your job application gets rejected?

You don’t get that scholarship?

Did I mention death in any of the previous outcomes? No? Then what do you have to lose? So what if people laugh? So what if you didn’t get the job, or the scholarship, or the date with the crush?

You’re already where you’re at, and will always have that. You have everything to gain, and nothing to lose. The risk/reward is literally ALL reward with no risk. So what’s there to be afraid of?

Speak, and be heard.