Some people wear out their welcome in the marketplace.
They show up with guns blazing, make tons of noise and take center stage for a hot minute; but after a while, the world grows tired of seeing them and they ultimately fade away like a bad smell.
Strangely enough, some people do the exact opposite. Instead of wearing out their welcome, they waste it. They leave too soon. They don’t give the world a fair chance to get to know them. They don’t stay grounded long enough to build the trust and affinity and momentum that earns them the right to stick around and make a difference for others.
Are these people impatient? Are they suffering from attention deficit disorder?
Maybe they’re the kind of people who freak out at the mere whiff of commitment. Maybe they’re just scared of getting too close and getting rejected or hurt.
Either way, it’s unfortunate. Because there’s a lot of love being left on the table. A lot of potential gone to waste.
Now, there’s no rule that says people have to pick a lane and stay in it for the rest of their lives. But refusing to stay on the road long enough to arrive at a worthwhile destination, it just seems so wasteful.
Do you know this person? Someone who rarely stays put long enough to take their talents on the ride they deserve?
Help them not to give up what’s here for them. Help them make the conscious decision not to throw up their hands and let the alienation win. And help them remember that new possibilities are always created when we decide we are going to do something, we give ourselves over to it and don’t throw in the towel just because we can’t see further than the immediate.
Because as my favorite songwriter once said, all love needs is to be believed in.
LET ME ASK YA THIS…
Can you trust any ongoing effort where the results are not immediately evident?* * * *
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