Someday, when my ship comes in…
Someday, when I have the money…
Someday, when I have the time…
Someday, when I have the skill,
That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. ~Neal Armstrong
I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. ~Michael Jordan
Marilyn Monroe’s first contract with Columbia Pictures expires because they told her she wasn’t pretty or talented enough to be an actress. Monroe kept plugging away and is one of the most iconic actresses and sex symbols of all time.
Oprah Winfrey was fired from her television reporting job because they told her she wasn’t fit for TV. But she rebounded and became the queen of television talk shows and is now a billionaire.
How about you? What’s your situation? Are you saying someday…
I’m sure that there have been many stumbling blocks, yet you eventually jumped over those. Don’t say you haven’t. Matter fact, let’s take it to a very basic level. You probably don’t remember this but it had to happen or you wouldn’t be where you are today.
At some point when you were an infant, you had to learn how to take that first step. But even before that you learned how to grasp things, you learned how to smile, how to frown, how to cry, how to roll over in your crib.
That took some effort and I’m sure you weren’t thinking someday. No… you just kept plunging ahead until … ah yes… You did it! And yes ladies and gentlemen, it’s that simple. Yoursomeday will never come if first of all you have that type of attitude and secondly over time with that attitude, it changes in this is never going to happen and then you keep saying that until finally you just give up and stop taking action all together.
You see Neil Armstrong knew where he was trying to go or what he was trying to get to. But it didn’t happen overnight. It was a series of steps that let him to that quantum leap. A lot of people only see the quantum leaps. They don’t really see the struggles and therefore they think things are supposed to happen instantly.
That couldn’t be further from the truth. If you want something you have to go for it. Yes, I know you all have and I applaud you for that… but some of you gave up too soon. You didn’t get to your 9000 shots like Michael Jordan.
You didn’t keep plugging away line Marilyn Monroe or Oprah Winfrey when door after door was slammed in her face.
You’ve got to keep going. Follow your plan not half heartedly, but whole heartedly.
So you see there is no someday.
You don’t need to go out and get new skills.
You don’t need more time.
You don’t need more money.
You have everything you need right now, TODAY.
You just need to have a plan and take consistent action. And if you take consistent action and never stop, you will get there. I want to challenge you to do that.
Your someday is right now… TODAY!
Until next time,