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In life I really believe that there are two types of people. Those that say and those that do.
My mom told me a story about her friend’s granddaughter. The granddaughter told her parents that she would keep waking up in the middle of the night until she got chips. I laughed at this story and my mom did too. She said it made her think of me.
I thought so too for a split second, but then said “here’s the thing though. I wouldn’t have told you and dad that I wanted the chips. I would’ve just gone and got them. I wouldn’t say, I would do.”
That got me thinking about the type of people in the world. The sayers and the doers.
Some people say and don’t do. Some people say and do. Some people don’t say, but do.
There are people who will say they are going to do something but they have no follow through. They may want things and have big dreams, but they simply don’t have the motivation or self-discipline to follow through with their wants. I’m not saying Jack isn’t following through because he keeps losing the lottery after buying tickets, but rather Jill keeps saying she wants to run a 5k but instead of starting to run and train her body she eats ice cream and watches movies in her free time.
Then you have the people who do. Some people state their goals and do them. Some people don’t find it necessary to tell others what they plan to do, but rather show the world what they are doing through their actions. Bill really wanted to be able to do 20 pull-ups so he trained every day for months. He put in the time and effort and now he can actually do 30.
I think that that is why some people feel that others get whatever they want. The sayers feel that the doers are having things handed to them when in reality they are putting in the work.
Work, time, patience. Things take all three.
Life isn’t here to give you some big handouts and say “I know you said you wanted this so I will give it to you.” That just isn’t how it works.
Some people have advantages and privileges, but mostly things are not just handed to those who ask.
Since I was a child I have been a doer. I have never felt right about asking for help (I have learned that help is necessary sometimes and it is important to ask when needed) or taking handouts from people. I want to work for what I want.
I truly believe there is something very special and important about working for what you are receiving. You feel the work you put into what you got. You know what it takes. It makes what you received more meaningful.
I am not saying a gift from someone isn’t meaningful, but in my personal experience it doesn’t have the same lasting effect inside my head. I love gifts that are thoughtful and I appreciate them, but it still doesn’t feel the same for me as if I worked for what I got.
What type of person are you? Do you say you will do things but don’t follow through? Are you someone who does the dang thing?
You always have the choice to change your actions and do things the way you want to do them.
Show up for yourself and go after what you want.
We can all reach our goals if we keep at it and do.
Until next time,
ps I am not saying that little girl isn’t a doer, just that that particular scenario made me think of this and good for her for not disobeying her parents 🙂