Is a mule half an ass?
I got a comment on one of my YouTube videos today that was a good reminder of why it’s important to put in the work. Complaining about the work that other people are doing is really easy when you aren’t doing the work yourself. I’m guilty of this.
In order to make things happen, to get things done, to achieve, and to improve you have to put in the time and effort it takes. The proportions of time and effort will be different for everyone in each of their pursuits. What stays the same, however, is that nothing will happen otherwise.
Was he referring to the left or the right cheek?
I clicked on buddy’s handle to get to his channel and found that he hasn’t posted any videos. Fair enough. Maybe he has a private video diary. But, why take the time to complain about something someone is doing when you yourself aren’t willing to do it?
I often hear myself saying that nothing gets done because people aren’t willing to do the work. Me, I complain about a lot of things. Too few of them are changing because I’m doing nothing about them. Yesterday’s post is a good example of what I’m talking about. Yet, I still complain, somehow hoping that things will change on their own.
Isn’t it BFG, the Big Friendly Giant, not B F D?
We are not entitled to anything from anyone else. We are not owed simply because we exist. We have to earn our keep. Whether or not you like something isn’t of concern. What’s important is that you understand where you what you have has come from.
I watched Arnold, the biography mini-series about Arnold Schwarzenegger on Netflix. It was good. At the end of it he said something that I’ve been banging on about for ages. He said that he is not a self-made man. I couldn’t agree more, my man, and neither am I. All that I have is only possible because of the work that someone else has done.
DID YOU KNOW THAT IT TAKES LONGER TO READ SENTENCES THAT ARE WRITTEN IN BLOCK LETTERS THAN THOSE WRITTEN WITH MORE TRADITIONAL CAPITALISATION?
I’m not going to reply to buddy’s comment. I think this post is enough. It is a good reminder, though, to forget about the complaining and just do the work.