A Quick Thought – Everyone Has Something to Say

14 Feb


“Everybody could tell you how to do it/ they never did it.” – Jay-Z

Before I even heard Jay-Z utter these words in one of his songs, I had already understood that simple truth. When you have ambition, you will find that people will either tell you how to do something they’ve never done or that you can’t do something because they never did it.  This is where my grandmother’s advice often comes in handy; listen to what people have to say, take what you need, and throw away the rest.

The truth is, there are a million different ways to do a million different things. Some ways may be more effective than others but it ultimately comes down to the individual and their unique set of skills, personality, and environment. All you can really do is, do what you can do.  You may not have all the tools available or all the knowledge needed to achieve your goals right away, but you have to start where you are. The journey of a 1,000 miles begins with the first step. The road to a vast real estate empire begins with purchase of the first investment property. The trek down Wall Street begins with the first stock purchase. The path to super stardom begins with the first audition.

The world is yours to figure out. As the great Laker announcer Stu Lance often says, “let success be your guide.” That makes navigating through all of life’s options a bit easier.

– Ray


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