There’s No Better Time Than the Present
Gary Vaynerchuck is one of my role models.
I don’t know him personally. We’ve actually never met. We’ve exchanged tweets before. But the only connection I have to him is through various content I’ve consumed that he’s produced (his books, videos, blog posts, tweets, etc).
I recently re-watched an inspiring video where he rants about any and everything — entrepreneurship, intuition, regrets, confidence, etc. — while on a plane back to NYC.
The insight I gathered from that video wasn’t just how passionate, confident or insightful he is; it was the urgency with which he approached an opportunity.
He said (paraphrasing here), “I decided to do a video because I’ve caught up with my e-mail and I don’t like wasting time. I figured, it’s 2012, it’s early in the year so why don’t I make a little GaryVaynerchuck.com video and see if I can bring any value”.
That to me translates to: AT THIS MOMENT I’M GOING TO TRY TO CREATE VALUE BECAUSE I HAVE TIME AND OPPORTUNITY
Ian Sohn, a colleague of mine that I also have a good deal of respect for once tweeted:
I find urgency a much greater and more useful virtue than patience.
— Ian Sohn (@IanSohn) March 16, 2012
I wholeheartedly agree.
Whenever I trust my instincts, act with urgency and pounce on inspiration, I’ve found the most success and happiness in my endeavors. I haven’t yet applied that sense of urgency to all aspects of my life, but that change is in progress — starting with this post.
There’s no better time than right now to embrace the opportunities we have — especially the ones that have been there all along, right in front of us.
I hope that if you’re able to do the same that the result is equally as rewarding.
Thanks for dropping by. I’d love to hear your success stories regarding instinct and intuition in the comments below.