fluency in action


You think to yourself, “I want to be a bestselling author”.

But the world says, “Hell no. Go get a job like everyone else. You think you can just come here and make rules? I’ll answer for you. No, you can’t. Look around. Everybody has to get a job. You have to take what’s available. You play by my rules. Who do you think you are? Whoever you think, erase it from your mind.”

You listen but are still not fully convinced of this.

Then weeks pass. Maybe even months or years pass.

You say, “Well OK. Who’s hiring? Can I get a job writing?”

“Nope. Not unless you like poverty. Now, if you aren’t a poverty enthusiast, I suggest nursing or a career in healthcare. Or you can always go to the military. I’m sure they’ve got something for you to do.”

“Healthcare?! Wouldn’t I have to go back to school for that? I don’t have enough money.”

“Wah! Wah! Wah! You want to make a living don’t you? Well, that’s all we have.”

This is the way the world works. Most of the time, we are just reacting to what’s presented to us. Rather than channel what’s inside, listening to ourselves, we look around for validation.

So each day, we must push through. Communicate to the world through your actions. You have to manifest it. Create the situation. Don’t settle for what’s out there. As is, the online job market is essentially 500 people trying to squeeze through one door. And over half of them are headed in the wrong direction anyhow.

What if the career/life in store for you is BIGGER than a job title? Well, guess what. It is. Pioneer it. Break through. Be better than what’s out there. And keep creating, creating, failing, and creating.

You need to communicate to the world who you are as much as possible. Network, connect to those who are where you’re aiming.

Once you do it enough, the world will reluctantly come around:

When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” – The Alchemist¬† (1988)

Don’t let the world push you around and tell you who you are. Respond and become fluent in action.

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I am an author, traveler, and lover of all plantains.