The Great Mary Kay Ash said, “There are three types of people in this world: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen and those who wonder what happened.”
I’ve always liked that quote. There’s great wisdom in it. One can observe this phenomenon of human nature every single day. It doesn’t matter where you are or what you are doing; look around. It’s happening. In our current circumstances, it’s more pronounced than ever.
Simply Driven is in the people business. Our days are filled with human contact across several mediums – phone, text, email and various social media platforms. We’re in constant interaction and communication with others. Believe me when I tell you that 2020 has made spotting people in Mary Kay’s three buckets quite easy to spot.
Crazy 2020 has caused a shift in the buckets. As you might guess, “those who watch things happen” and “those who wonder what happened” have increased substantially in number. Picture a cascading effect. Those of us who make things happen have shrunk. People have flocked toward less action, inaction, or paralysis.
We hear a lot of, “I’m going to wait and see what happens.” What’s interesting about that is they have no idea, expectation or criteria to eventually launch (drag, pull) themselves out of inaction or paralysis. Inertia is a real thing. Newton’s first law of motion states that an object at rest will remain at rest unless acted on by some force. What’s your outside force? What’s your inside force?
For those of you who are wondering what happened, it might be best to stop torturing yourself. Nobody knows, and we may never figure it out. For those of you who are watching and waiting, you’re going to be watching and waiting a long time – if your expectation is a return to the glory days of Jan/Feb 2020. Your new reality will be what you create for yourself. Go make something good happen today.