It’s been a while since I wrote about one of Seth Godin’s blog posts, even though I read it every day. It seems like many of his posts are a variation on a common set of themes. Since I have read so many of his posts over the years, I often recognize what the thrust of his post will be before I get to the end.
However, I found today’s post quite enlightening. And like many of his posts, it is short and sweet and gets right to the point; no blather in his writing…
Here’s the title of his post: A simple missing word
and here’s the post itself:
You can append it after any sentence related to your journey of achievement and contribution.
“I haven’t finished the project”
“I haven’t learned how to juggle”
“I haven’t made the sale”
And along the way, “Yet” turns “can’t” into “haven’t.”
Yet isn’t the result of brazen persistence. It’s what we earn with learning, insight and generosity”.
It’s a great way to think about what you hope to accomplish in life.
Here are things I’d like to do, but have not done at this point. Adding the word yet makes it seem so much more possible:
- I haven’t jumped out of an airplane, yet.
- I haven’t met Bruce Springsteen, yet.
- I don’t have 10,000 followers in WordPress, yet.
- I haven’t had Anna Kendrick sent out a tweet telling her seven million followers to like all of my posts, yet.
- I haven’t run out of my house with all my clothes off, screaming about socialism, yet. (just a warning to the neighbors…)
- I haven’t gotten into a daily meditation habit, yet.
- I haven’t had Springsteen or Kendrick file a restraining order against me, yet…
So what about you; are there some things that you can add the word “yet” to your list of dreams and goals, to make sure you give such goals and dreams the proper perspective.
Oops, I gotta go, my cellphone is ringing. The display indicates the following:
AGENT FOR SPRINGSTEEN
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas over here…