Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Declare War On Passivity-A Little Gumption


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Seth Godin asked 70 authors to contribute to his book “What Matters Now.” This is J.C. Hutchins’ contribution “Gumption.”

“Most of us settle in, and settle for what we have. Rather
than pursue, we accept. Our lives become unwitting
celebrations of passivity: we undervalue our work and
perceive ourselves as wage slaves (and so we phone it in
at the day gig), we consume compulsively (but not
create), we pine for better lives (but live vicariously
through our televisions).

These corners we paint ourselves into, it’s no way to live.
Tere’s no adventure here, no passion, no hunger for
change. Remember that relentless optimism you once
had? The goals you wished to achieve, before settling in?
They’re still there. You need a nudge to find them; a
little gumption.

You can start that business. You can lose that weight.
You can quit smoking, and learn to garden, and write
that book, and be a better parent, and be all the things
you want to be … the thing this world needs you to be. It
requires courage and faith, both of which you can
muster. It requires effort — but this effortless life isn’t as
satisfying as it seems, is it?

Declare war on passivity. Hush the inner voice that
insists you’re over the hill, past your prime, unworthy of
attaining those dreams. Disbelief is now the enemy, as is
the notion of settling. Get hungry — hyena hungry. Get
fired up. Find your backbone, and your wings.

Flap ‘em. It’s the only way you’ll be able to fly.”

~J.C. Hutchins from Seth Godin’s ebook “What Matters Now”

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