Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Power of Words: If vs. When

This morning at the gym Bloomberg TV was on while I was pounding away on the treadmill. I realized one thing: the media sure does love to deify certain high profile business people (Jobs, Gates, etc).

But what about the rest of us? Those who do not necessarily run billion-dollar businesses. What does it take for us to acheive that success (success in, and of itself is also a myriad of personal beliefs and goals--let's assume conventional success for simplicity)

Honestly, its hard to see what people at the top and those so young in their careers such as myself may share as a common denominator.

Consequently, I often think in if's. If I were good at this, then.../If I had this skill, then.../If I were more like this person, then...and eventually all those "if's" accumulate into self-defeat.

Perhaps the trick is to stop with "if's"...and focus more on the "when's".

When I get there, I will have done x, y and z to make it.


  1. Love this essay....when is a better way of are almost on the same wave length of my we will all get there some day

  2. some of us get there quicker than others and some of us take a slower path to get there,but we all get there sooner or later