Don’t be a wuss. Yeah. This year, make a resolution to stop being a wimp and start being an entrepreneur.
I looked up the definition of wuss, and aside from meaning pushover, weakling and ineffectual it comes from Middle English meaning “liquor obtained from boiling or squeezing fruit or vegetable substances.” Think about this for a minute.
Do your programs, over time, become more and more diluted so that the essence of the ripe fruit they began as becomes essentially lost? Are you doing things by rote, having lost all passion, taste and flavor for the fruits of your labor?
Hugh MacLeod got me thinking with this cartoon (as he often does). He notes that each word means a lot, both alone and together. I agree.
And these words are so powerful we shouldn’t allow the tekkies to co-opt them.
Something you’ve always wanted to try? Do it. It might be big. It might be small. It might work. It might fail. Either way, you’ll find new energy just in the doing. You’ll get off the treadmill, and stop going round and round endlessly. You’ll get a chance to go…
Upwards and onwards. Up is good. It usually means you’re growing and learning. Even if you’re not a huge success this time, the very act of doing fuels you for the next endeavor. You’re reinvigorated and ripe for the next undertaking.
Ripe fruit, baby. Make that your mantra for the new year.
Image: awesome Hugh MacLeod, Gaping Void