What’s that? The phone ringing? The call that’s going to change your life?!
Eh. Probably not.
Don’t get me wrong: you may actually receive a life-changing phone call (or its symbolic equivalent), but I love what comedian and actor Jay Mohr had to say about when that phone call arrives on a recent Mohr Stories podcast.
He said you don’t want to be sitting there just waiting for that phone to ring —
You want to have to reach behind you to answer it.
That is, you need to keep moving forward, keep yourself busy, keep pursuing whatever it is you’re striving to achieve so that when that opportunity arrives, when that literal or figurative call comes, you’re so wrapped up in whatever you’ve been doing to push ahead that you actually have to stop and reach back to grab that phone.
I just love that image, don’t you?
It’s been plastered in the forefront of my mind ever since I listened to that podcast a couple weeks ago, thinking of it whenever my motivation sags, which it does with some frequency.
And that image is also why I’m ending this post right here. Of course I have a lot more to say on this; in fact, a whole bunch of it is in another draft. But you know what? You don’t need to read it.
You already know what you have to do.
What are you waiting for?