Some people have accused me of being naïve. They think that I believe that we’re all entitled to what we want, right now, and all we have to do to have it, is start.
This isn’t true. I never said that. Ever. I have never believed that. Ever.
What I have said (and written for years) is that if you want to be responsible for the work, then do the work. If you want to be responsible for making music, then make music. If you want to be responsible for creating something that people want, then create something that people want. If you want to change the way people think, then write a blog, speak for free, share some insight.
Waiting to be picked is a form of hiding. It’s not realism.
There are no guarantees.
Just the same, it’s never been easier to decide to be responsible for your own work, your own agenda, and for the impact you want to make on the world.
When I tell people to pick themselves, what I’m saying is stop waiting, and analyzing, and stalling. Pick yourself and get started.
The outcome is in doubt. There are no promises, but it should be clear to you by now that waiting doesn’t pay.
Take a chance on you.