Monday, December 10, 2012

Creating and Waiting


"If you're not creating, you're waiting."
-Random Comedian

I forget the guys name and I apologize for not citing him correctly.  I was listening to a radio show one morning and this comedian says something incredibly insightful that applies across all arenas of life.  

"If you're not creating, you're waiting."

He said this in the context of his career in entertainment meaning that if you are not creating new content then you are just waiting for someone to call you for a gig.  The concept is pretty simple in that context, however, can be applied liberally to any arena of life.  It is my belief that we were created to create, as humans we are at our best when we are creating as it is at the core of our nature (that's an entirely large and separate topic to be discussed as well).  Creating can look different for everyone.  Creating can be art, music, poetry, writing, etc.  In a less traditional sense creating can also be in terms of opportunities, community connections, conversations, and other personal connections with others.  Another concept that can be discussed at length separately is that you have zero control over anything but yourself, meaning external variables are outside of your control so it is wasted energy and effort to believe and act otherwise.  the implication of this simple yet powerful statement is that if you are not creating you are depending on someone to contact you, meaning you are relying upon something you have zero control over.

What are you waiting for?  What is the outcome you desire?  This could be anything from love life to a job.  Once you can answer what it is you are looking for or looking to accomplish then you can move onto the next question.  What are you doing to create, in terms of this desired outcome?  If we can accept as a truth that if you are not creating then you are waiting, and waiting is on someone else, which you have no control over, wouldn't it be logical to create instead of wait?  

What are you creating, what are you working on?  Are you just waiting around?  I challenge everyone to push harder into their circumstances to see what they can create while they wait.  Waiting alone will get you no where, it is when we create that circumstances begin to change because it is something we have direct control over, ourselves.

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