You seen the new 007 Spectre trailer?
If not, check it out:
That trailer is awesome. And I love it. And I wish I was 007. And I want all of his gadgets. And I can’t wait to see the movie. (Pulls out inhaler)
But this isn’t about movies. This is about success.
Skip to the 1:50 mark of the trailer and you’ll find the secret to all wealth and happiness.
Here’s the transcript:
Sexy Bond Girl #1 Says: “Is this really what you want? Living in the shadows? Hunting? Being hunted? Always alone? “
Bond Says (Like A Total Boss): “I don’t stop to think about it.”
And that’s it ladies and gentlemen. That’s a wrap. Nothing more can or should be said on the subject.
You’ll never need another piece of self-help/personal success/business advice ever again.
You want to know how James Bond got to be such a complete and total badass?
He didn’t stop to think about it.
You want to know how James Bond gets out of every. single. sticky. situation. writers throw him in?
He doesn’t stop to think about it.
You want to know how you can achieve everything you’ve ever wanted?
Stop thinking about it.
Here’s the worst question you can ask yourself:
“What do I want to be when I grow up?”
Here’s another terrible one:
“What genre should I write in?”
Here’s another that’ll surely derail you:
“What business should I start?”
The more time you spend thinking about these questions, the less time you spend being awesome.
For every hour that you are at the library/surfing the Internet searching for “the thing” that you’re supposed to be doing you are losing an hour to the “abyss of questioning“.
If you feel “stuck” it’s because you’re spending too much time asking yourself questions.
Yes, asking questions gets you answers.
Answers don’t pay the bills. Work does.
If you want to make something of yourself then do something.
Nobody got famous/rich/fulfilled by asking questions all day. Not even philosophers (look at the body of work they’ve published as proof).
Stop thinking, start doing.
P.S. Also come watch Spectre with me when it comes out. I’m going to need someone to wheel me out of that movie on a stretcher I’m sure.