June 29, 2009

Just Make A Move

Originally uploaded by seanclaes
I've been thinking about something and thought I'd jot this down. I get a lot of people share a lot of ideas with me. Big plans to launch concerts... open restaurants...book shows... ask someone out... produce music... sell products...get educated... the list goes on and on. But the one thing that always gets me is they never put their ideas into actions.

This is usually on the heels of finding out that I have my hands in a lot of things. I am a husband and father of two fantastic daughters, a client consultant, copywriter, owner of an entertainment magazine in Austin, Communications Chair of my church, have a photo blog, am part of a group that throws a yearly festival in Oklahoma, host monthly concerts in Austin, and have been involved in my neighborhood.

I'm not special. I'm not someone who has anything figured out. I'm just a guy who makes a move. I do something. I don't like to talk about making things happen. I like the put my efforts into actually MAKING them happen. I'm horrible at organizing. My time is stretched too thin. I don't have a lot of money. I love my wife and family and love to spend time with them. I have excuses. I could easily say "I don't have the time for that..." and people would totally understand.

I'm not built that way. I'm kind of like the gust of wind that propels the fuzzy white things off that flower (or weed) in the photo above. I know a lot of stuff is going to be flying through the air and I know that not everything is going to end well.. I just know that nothing will succeed if every effort isn't put in to making it happen.

Some of those seeds will land, take root, and grow.
If you are talking about doing something. Stop talking. Take a deep breath and blow with all your might. Watch as your ideas take flight and follow your heart.

Just make a move.
Do it.
I dare you.

- Sean

Background on the photo. I took that in Mannford, Oklahoma at the Second Annual Backwoods Bash. We had a great time. We had space for thousands of campers. We had just over 300 (It threatened rain for 2 days). Are we doing it again? Heck yes.

1 comment:

Tony Barker said...

I'm with you, My Brother! There are tons reasons NOT to do something if you think about it long enough. I'm guilty of "Paralysis by Analysis", but I'm working through it.

There's a point at which you must allow the uncontrollable to happen, and trust your ability to handle it. Giving yourself permission to move forward without every detail being nailed down is quite liberating.

Tony Barker