Saturday, February 2, 2013

The Swan Effect

Swans drive me crazy!
They are so pretty and they just ease through water like the majestic creatures they are! They drive me crazy because they make it seem so easy!
So, I did watch a documentary on YouTube today and gained much respect for them! They look so good above water, but their feet work so hard beneath the water! (To demonstrate this I have attached some pictures found online about the swan)

Do you know of someone who makes things look so easy?
You look at them and wonder how they do what they do- because they look so cool and composed. You know most hard working entrepreneurs do wake up at 4:00am, go through any ideas with people, travel, listen and are willing to take up classes to learn what they know not.

In life the process outweighs the results. You can see an athlete reach the finish line in 4 minutes, but what you do not see is the months and years they take running.
You might watch a performance and marvel at how good it was because it had your attention in a span of an hour or ten minutes- yet to the performer it means years or practice and failure and revision to simply achieve that.

So, no matter what happens- there's always something that leads to another-and you may call it the cycle of life or just sheer action, but it is there.
So, I have to ask you- are you a swan?
Do people look at you and see someone they would love too embody?
Are you the kind of person they would love to be because you radiate love, understanding, wit, peace, knowledge and all the positive attributes you can think of?
If not, what's holding you back?
I mean, even hustlers (or so) always have time to look good and wait for some haters to talk ill before they pop some bands and show off their skills and rides.

So, hustlers aside---- I believe that if you give something your all, and in doing so marvel at how much you can grow and learn as a person-then you are paddling and it doesn't matter how long it takes you, but why you let it take, be a swan.

How can one change the world if one identifies oneself with everybody?