I recently completed a wonderful week in Athens. I was doing a live seminar for WorldVentures, which went remarkably well. I took my customary to days following the event to relax and enjoy the city I was training in. (I spent about a decade visiting all the bet cities in the US and never saw more than the inside of the hotel I was training at…..big mistake…..ALWAYS take an extra day or two. You never know when you will be back here and it’s OK to have fun while you are conquering the world)
Anyway, on Wednesday, one of the new WV reps from Athens volunteered to take me to the airport. I had no idea what a memorable trip that would turn out to be.
This young man had just gotten started with us. He spoke very good English for a Greek citizen. It was broken with a thick accent, but it was a lot better than my Greek. He explained to me that he would tell people he was going to be rich from the time that he was in kindergarten. His friends made fun of him there and as he grew older, his family let him know how “crazy” he was,and how “unrealistic” he was being. WOW. Talk about the ideal prospect. He was just like me. I had delusions of grandeur growing up too, and my family too tried to “protect” me from making a fool of myself by trying to get rich!
We had an amazing conversation and I assured him that HE was not the one who was crazy at all. As a matter of fact, I let him know that if NORMAL people ever stopped calling him crazy, he would know that he had given up and decided to return to the flock just like them.
When I was in my late 20’s my main mentor had a bunch of us watch the movie Jonathon Livingston Seagull. While half the people fell asleep or thought the movie was stupid…..i got it! The movie is based on the book by Richard Bach and describes a “crazy”seagull who wants to fly like regular birds. He is told it is impossible, and even when he attempts it and succeeds, the elders of the flock call him terrible things and say he is a terrible example and should be ostracized from the flock. Sound familiar?
Average people are average for a reason. One of the definitions you will find for average is; He highest degree of Poor. Think about that! Do you want to be fantastic at being pathetic? Do you want to be the best at being the worst? Then why would people be OK with being average? Because average is a synonym for NORMAL…..and God knows we all want to be normal and fit in.
Well, let me tell you definitely does not fit in! Good for him! He is so crazy (I use that word dripping with sarcasm) that he thinks he can be a billionaire. All I know is that Henry Ford said, “the man who thinks he can and the man who thinks he can’t, are both right.” Why not him? Why shouldn’t he give it everything he’s got trying to make it happen?
Maybe it’s time for you to be crazy! I am definitely crazy by normal standards. Heck, I am blogging and training people for a living, having an absolute blast,and making a fortune! That sounds crazy, doesn’t it?
Listen to the Seal song Crazy. That sums it up best. “In a world filled with people, only some want to fly….Isn’t THAT crazy?”. Take a lesson from Jonathon, Seal, me and my new Athenian friend………Be as crazy as you need to be to achieve everything you have ever dreamed of. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain!