We are often asked, “What would Jesus do?” or “What would Bill Gates do?” or “What would your mother do?” or “What would _______________________do?” How often do you stop to ask yourself, what you would do?
What I mean by this is, what would you do if:
- money didn’t matter
- everything you ever dreamed of doing hadn’t yet been done
- all your fears vanished
- you had all the skills to make it happen
- your hair never got messy and your vision was 20/20
- you had unlimited years left to do it
- you were beautiful, smart, intelligent
- you had a perfect life from day one until now
- you were sure global warming weren’t imminent
- your boss, parent, spouse believed in you more
- the business climate were ripe for your idea
- no one had ever made you think, feel, act as if you couldn’t do that one thing?
It takes many of us a long time to ask ourselves this simple question, because we’re often so worried about what is out there, and what all of those people are doing or thinking, and what we need to do today. If you don’t know the answer to that question, perhaps you can still answer this other simple question, “What would you do today, assuming you could?” and then ask yourself this follow up question, “What might that lead to tomorrow?”
Are you doing that one thing? Or not? Why?
I think wise people ask themselves these questions, and successful people answer them. I’ve interviewed some of these folks, and surprisingly (or not), I’ve seen trends. I’ll publish their interviews over the next six months, but first I want to know: What would you do? Think about it, and let me know.