Thought I’d take off my asshole hat and share an important lesson with you today. Take a seat.
In one of my favorite videogames, Metal Gear Solid 4:Guns of the Patriots, there’s a ball bustingly hard challenge only for the toughest of players to take on. It demands you finish the game under near impossible conditions and is akin to having your arms torn off while being forced to listen to Justin Bieber on repeat.
I took this challenge on but only got as far as the first half.
Being pulled to a stand still by a tough point in the game about halfway through.
My younger brother, Francis took on the challenge and finished it easy.
This came as massive bitch slap in the face with a golden brick. I asked him how the hell he did it and his answer was:
James, your problem is you’re being too careful.
He made a plan, charged into the battlefield and adapted his strategy as he went. Instead of waiting by the sidelines for a chance which’ll never come.
The moral here is, you shouldn’t be “too careful” with your business and plans.
Yes, you must use proper judgement/ common sense or whatever they call it. But you musn’t let the idea of planning your perfect move stop you from doing it.
Pilots have massive checklists they go through before each flight but sooner or later the flying metal deathtrap on wings takes off. Astronauts spend months if not years planning to lift off into space in what could be the greatest flying phallic symbol of out time. And sooner of later they lauch into space.
Go ahead. Run that business idea you had. You will break some stuff. But you’ll probably be able to fix it.
The key here, is Taking action
Afterall, if I didn’t start writing copy and spent my days reading about how to do it, I wouldn’t be here.
Till the next time.
-Jay “The Four Eyed Bastard”
PS- Yes. We did go to the moon. If you don’t agree with me, I’m right, and you’re wrong.