Pretend you work in an office. Pretend you work 9-5 and you have Saturdays and Sundays off. Pretend you get an idea for a business and it really excites you, which doesn't happen too often.
You really think this business could work and you are hopeful. Pretend you go into work Monday morning, cheerful, happy and hopeful.
When you're at work at the office, you talk to your co-workers about the business idea. When you talk to your co-workers at the office about the business idea, what do they say to you?
Do they say ‘that's a great idea, go for it!' Or do they say ‘it's impossible, can't be done, don't even try.'
What do they say? Answer right now. When you talk to your co-workers at the office about your business idea, they say: it's impossible, can't be done, don't even try. Isn't that what they say at the office when you ask them? Yes, they say it's impossible.
Now pretend it's Saturday and you have the weekend off. Pretend you have a friend who doesn't work in a regular 9-5 job. Pretend you have a friend who is a high-flying entrepreneur who is always on the move.
Your high-flying friend is rich, and he's always going somewhere it seems. You don't know how he has the energy, you sure don't have that kind of energy.
He works every single day and he seems so happy about it. You envy that about your busy friend, you just don't have that kind of energy or drive. There is always a little spark of hope, here or there. But it always dies down, and then it's back to the same old routine.
Remember that business idea you had? Ask your rich friend about your business idea. Ask the high-flying friend of yours about your business. What does he say?
Answer right now. What does your busy friend say about your business idea? He says “go for it! That's a great idea. You can definitely do it”
He says it and he means it, doesn't he? Yes, he does mean it. He's just the type of guy that has the drive to do anything. He gives you a little spark of hope.
So you think maybe you'll spend weekends working on your business, in your free time when you don't have to go to work. After a week or two, the idea has died; You've convinced yourself that the idea was't very good.
Your co-workers told you it was impossible. It is not that you let them talk you out of it. They said it's not possible, and they meant it. They weren't being mean, they were not lying to you, they believed it was impossible and you gave up the idea.
It seems like you always stop and start, or just can't get started. Was it peer pressure that made you give up on the idea? You heard them all say it's impossible and you lost the motivation for the project.
Was it peer pressure to give in and give up? No, it was not peer pressure. When your co-workers say “it's impossible” they didn't talk you into quitting.
When they say it's impossible they just told you something you already knew. It is impossible for you to start a business. They know it and you know it.
All you can do is start and stop, start and stop. You never stop gradually, it does not take years, it takes a few days or less. In fact, you usually just stop instantly.
You lose motivation so fast. You're comfortable at the office job so why bother starting a business. You say to yourself it's better to stay comfortable, safe and secure, even though you constantly feel stress, worry, fear and anxiety.
Remember your high-flying friend who can do anything he wants? You don't even want to think of him now. You put him out of your mind. You ignore him and you spend your time talking to your co-workers who you have more in common with.
Now that you think about it, you really don't have anything in common with your high-flying friend. When you really think about it, you think there is a deep divide between high-flying entrepreneurs and the regular people who stay put and work regular jobs.
Are there really two types of people? High energy entrepreneurs who work and travel all of the time, and the normal people who work 9-5 with weekends off.
Is there really a different type of person, A and B? None of your co-workers at the office you work at have any rich friends. At the office you work at, someone has a relative who is rich, but they never see their rich relative.
It seems like the rich relative is always busy. Too busy to find time to hang out with the little guy, the regular person. Even on weekends and holidays, it's hard for your co-worker to get ahold of their rich relative. Busy guy, you know.
It really does seem like there are two types of people. It seems like the two types of people hang out with each other, but it does not seem like any rich person you know hangs out with normal people.
In fact, you don't actually feel worthy enough to spend time with rich people. You aren't like them, so it feels weird. Yes, there really are two types of people.
The high-flying businessmen who work all the time seem like… sharks. The regular people who work 9-5 and take weekends off to relax seem like… ghosts.
Sharks and ghosts. That's what the two types of people seem like, isn’t it? It seems like the sharks look down on the normal people with a hint of disgust.
It seems like the ghosts look up to sharks almost like they're real sharks – look but don't touch, otherwise they might bite your head off. You know they'll swim away fast, you'll never see a shark for long.
They're always on the go, sharks can never stop or they'll die. Not like the ghosts who don't have the energy or drive to get up and get moving all of the time.
Yes, there really are just two types of people. Sharks and ghosts. And you're just one of the ghosts and there's nothing you can do about it. The sharks must have been born that way, if they stop they'll die. So they work all of the time.
You're just one of the ghosts so you don't have to worry about slowing down, the slow life is better for the ghosts. At least you get to take weekends off, unlike the rich shark friend you used to have, who works every day.
He's a shark, and you're a ghost. He doesn't stop moving because he's a shark, and sharks will die if they stop. That's just not in your nature. You're a ghost.
It doesn't matter if you start and stop, you can stop any time. You're good at stopping. You know you'd never make a good shark, you don't have the energy.
You lose motivation all the time and you stop. If you were a shark, you'd die. But you're not a shark, you're a ghost.
Sharks always say “I'll sleep when I'm dead” but you don't have that kind of energy. You need your weekends off so you can relax, unwind, and sleep.
Terrible shark you would be, you'd die instantly. Then you'd be a ghost, and that would be a terrible way to live life. Thankfully you were born a ghost and not a shark.
If you were born a shark you surely would have died by now, because you stop and start all of the time and if a shark stops, it dies.
Sharks look at you disdainfully anyway. They're rude, always think they're too busy for you. Well, that is true. They are too busy for you.
If a shark stops, it will die and become a ghost. Nothing you can do about it. It seems like the only time you ever have any energy is when you're on the go and busy.
But your energy always goes away quickly when you stop moving. You have no idea what's wrong with you, or why you're so tired all the time.
You were just born to be a ghost. You're not like the shark who's constantly busy and upbeat. You're only upbeat when you're busy, but that always dies down when you get back into your routine.
When you aren't busy you cannot summon up enough energy to do anything. The shark friend of yours doesn't see you much anymore. Why not?
Your shark friend doesn't see you much because he is always on the go. If a shark stops moving forward it will die and become a ghost, just like you.
Yep, you were just born to be a ghost and not a shark, because if a shark stops it will die and become a ghost.
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