So many times we are told “sorry sir, but what you are asking for is not possible”….or other forms of “no”. Our job in life is to turn no into yes! MAKE IT POSSIBLE. MAKE ANSWERS, not questions.
In this blog title, i quote Harry Truman in his famous quote
” The Buck Stops Here” – Harry Truman
I read a good excerpt on the healthy influence blog They say in his desk in his main office he has a statue of it, the buck stops here……
People need others who provide ANSWERS:……….well….even before that we have to know what questions to ask, then who to answer them or how to answer them…..and yes, finding the right questions, or identifying the problem is the most difficult part – answering it is easy.
I hate to say it, but i need to find more people who can provide me answers, not questions……i think more people have to learn to think critically……at least identify the problem before bringing it to me……
My dad would always lecture me that i have to be careful and selective in who i choose to be my friends……that you become those you surround yourself with, and people around you associate yourself with those people u r friends with…..
Also to be the new kid on the block is better then being the senior……sure maybe u r always left feeling overwhelmed or unqualified – it is good – it is because u r surrounding yourself with people u can grow from……that can add value to your career and personal development
In a way, its compounding….and in a way is part of the “unfair advantage” being born in an upper class family…..because u start day 1 in a network of people who van immediately add value to your career. U go to a school with other kids in that network – go to university in a ivory league…..compounding upwards
But many privileged children dont maximize this advantage, and instead destroy it….get lazy, feel like they dont have to work for it
And on the other side, the poor kid born into the city slums…..many of them curse the upper class….feeling deprived and depressed of the perks and advantages others are so easily given……
Then we got the ppl in the middle…..for the most part r kinda happy in the middle, get the education, a decent job, married, kids, house, repeat.
and now that my eyes have opened internationally….u can relate or transpose this to various cultures…..some hate the rich westerners, others worship…..the visious cycle repeats….
But there r those few, who dont pay attention to the level they start from, they study, the learn, they are sponges……..they just get answers, they fight, the buck does not pass them.
These r the people we should all work to become…..i am so tired of hearing ppl blame society for what they have in life
And my being expose to so many cultures, so many minds…so many thoughts….most people only surround themselves with people like themselves, and complain about the people they are not…and openly, or sometimes secretly, wish they were someone else.
Life can be a bitch sometimes. We have to learn to deal with the cards we are dealt and maximize it…..
I still struggle…..but i just keep on going….maybe I was born with more rights then others on this earth, but should I feel guilty about that – life is about maximizing what we are given, and appreciating that, and LEVERAGING that.