Make Stuff Happen
Something has been on my mind all this week. While making these videos, writing articles and other work, I have been thinking about what my dad said to me many years ago. To summarize and I’m paraphrasing here, he told me to “make stuff happen” when I was in a rough spot. About two years ago, I seen the same phrase painted on the wall of my mentor’s office and it resonated. Come to think of it, when I was a fire chief, I would tell people to not worry about testing and just do it.
Granted, when I was having financial and health issues, I didn’t want to hear it from my father. My mentor had a similar situation and I am sure that he didn’t want to hear it from his father. Just as I am pretty sure that my firefighters cursed and didn’t want to hear me say it.
Regardless if we wanted to hear “make stuff happen” or “just do it” – it was what we needed.
But just as important, I have learned that wanting something and doing something about it are two different animals. It’s not enough for you or me to want something. Goals, dreams and resolutions without action on our part, are little more than fantasies. Everybody wants to be wealthy and stress free. The real questions is if you want it bad enough to actually do the work to get it.
Which brings me to today’s unintentional golden nugget of wisdom. Make stuff happen, just do it!
Charles Snyder Raw
My videos are unscripted, unfiltered and mostly unedited thoughts about business and life. Or as one friend put it, the semi-coherent ramblings of a genius or a madman (depending on who you ask). But no matter which way you perceive it, these are my thoughts on the tough things that no one else is talking about. Such as make stuff happen.