“Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable.” – William Pollard
As I ponder the significance of the July 4th holiday for me, I can’t help but wonder where we would all be, if it weren’t for the decisive action of our founding fathers. They decided to put their lives on hold, and create all the necessary documents and frameworks, in order to lay the foundation for our great country.
Then, in the backdrop, I notice how lucky we all are, to have the ability to enjoy our lives, and many of us continue to ask for more. More time, more money, more freedoms, more rights, etc.
This got thinking that there are two kinds of people (and yes, there is also some overlap between the two). The two kinds of people, are 1. Those who create; and 2. Those who consume.
The people who founded our country are extreme Creators. They were willing to do whatever it took to Create the United States of America.
But what about the rest of us? How are our molecules aligned? At the root of our being, are we Creators, or are we Consumers?
Let’s dig a little deeper into this subject. Creators are people who spend the majority of their time looking for ways to improve their lives and the lives of others. They write, they produce, they work, they generate, they lead, they take risks, they put themselves in tough situations, they burst through fear, they ask hard questions, etc.
Consumers, on the other hand, spend the majority of their time observing, playing, watching, relaxing, worrying, reading, talking, web-surfing, binge-watching Netflix, being in drama-filled relationships, sitting, justifying, eating, etc.
There is a wide gap between those who spend the majority of their time Creating; and those who spend a majority of their time Consuming.
Let me ask you a question. Would you rather spend hours watching your favorite sport on TV? Or would you rather be on the field actually DOING that sport? We live in a country in which we could do either.
We could safely create whatever we want to create, or we could safely consume, in the comfort of our homes, at all hours of the day or night.
My hope is that you push more of your time from the Consuming side, to the Creating side, of your life.
How can you do that? Why not take some time now, to decide and plan out how to spend the majority of your life as a Creator, and less of your life as a Consumer?
Have a great summer!