Saturday, July 12, 2008

Where's the ambition?

Ladies and Girlymen!

I have a question! Where has all the ambition gone?

Taking Donald Trump's advice (but not his hairstylists'), I like to think big. But I haven't run into too many folks that share my views. It's weird-Am I the only one who wants to own half of North America?

Ambition is demanding, and at times, scary. However, it seems to be slightly less hard than we think.

Searching for shortcuts is time consuming, and more accurately, time wasted. There's very few of 'em. Sometimes, the easiest way is to jump in, and start working on the hard stuff - the real stuff - the ambitious stuff that folks say "oh, you'll never be able to do that. " Well, one thing's for sure - they won't be able to do that, so you've gotta show 'em how it's done.

There's a new shoe out that says it will give you longer, leaner legs as you walk. Oh for Hendrix sake - join the gym and dial up 400 pounds on the calf machine. That's the way to get super kickers!

Perhaps the bright eyed idealistic youth inside of me is fading away, but I'm really starting to like capitalism. You can win so much!

We could view our music as capitalistic pigs out to step on poor people everywhere. (The poor people, in this case, are the sorry folks who insist on playing "stupid" music. Ha ha! Diabolical!)

I had dinner with two good friends of mine the other day. Mike has moved to LA to pursue his career in production in the movies. A graduate of Full Sail University, he's out there, and he's making it happen. We were discussing ambition, and the lack of it in so many people. He summed it up best when he said:

"Well, it's kinda scary to go out there, and really try to make something happen...But it's not that scary."

Inspiration words, to be sure, Mike!

As Van Halen would say..."Might as well jump!"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great post. Most days I think I have I all the ambition in the world. But its very hard to hear "oh you'll never do that!" the nine million times it gets said. Perhaps a force field to protect against negativity would be useful? Because even on my best days, one crappy attitude can bring ruin.