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So over the weekend while flipping through channels, I came across the movie “The Green Book”. I’ve seen the movie, but as always each time you walk away with something different. Tony a character in the movie said something that made me think of many of you… “The world is filled with lonely people waiting on someone to make the first move”.


When hearing it, I knew I had to write about it… Not just because of the “Loneliness” part, but because the world is filled with so many people waiting on someone else to make the first move…


The world is filled with dreamers waiting on someone to bring them to life… Many of you reading are sitting on some life changing idea’s, yet you’re doing nothing with them… You’re waiting for someone to invest financially… Waiting for time to reveal it’s “Perfect”… Waiting on someone to validate or stamp it with their approval that it’s a good idea… What would happen if you made the first move?


The world is filled with leaders waiting on someone to promote them… Many of you reading are sitting on charities; mentorships; businesses… You’ve been gifted with the seed of something great, yet you’re waiting around on someone else to promote you to an organization you’ve out grown… You’ve thought about starting a group, yet you’ve convinced yourself it would get lost in the sea of other groups… You’ve thought about initiating a charity, yet you’ve convinced yourself no one else would donate to it… God has answered your prayer for direction on the business, yet you’ve drowned out His voice with the voice’s of those who doubt you can do it… What would happen if you made the first move?


The world is filled with gifted singers; producers; musicians; writers waiting on someone to discover them… Many of you reading are the next “Voice”… You are talented and gifted with the creativity the world needs, yet you’re waiting on someone else to find you in a world saturated with singers on every platform there is… You’ve thought about recording an EP, yet you’ve convinced yourself no one will purchase your music… You’ve thought about dropping a single, yet you’ve convinced yourself no one will listen to your music… You’ve thought about sending your music to National Recording Artists, yet you’ve convinced yourself “Everyone writes their own music these days”… What would happen if you made the first move?


The world is filled with lonely people waiting on someone to make the first move… Many of you reading have recently discovered just how alone you are… With lockdown's and “Stay Home” ordinances, you’ve realized you are traveling this journey all by yourself… You’ve thought of asking the one you like out on a date, yet you’ve convinced yourself you’re too fat; ugly; not smart or good enough… You’ve thought of calling and striking up a conversation, yet you’ve convinced yourself you’ll appear as thirsty or desperate… You’ve thought about giving love another chance, yet you’ve convinced yourself, you’ll be hurt all over again… What would happen if you made the first move?


What I know for sure is… What will happen if you made the first move is you will learn whether or not something is truly possible. If you continue to hide behind fear, you will always wonder if you could have done it. Not making the first move relinquishes your power to someone else… Failure is nothing but practice for success, so you shouldn’t hide behind the fear of it… If you’re worried about rejection, no one can reject you, just choose not to give you what you want… Not getting what you want shouldn’t discourage you, but reveal there is something greater… Don’t wait for someone to make the first move on something you want… If you want it, go for it… If you get it, work on it… If you don’t, don’t quit; refocus your desires; create a new path to the end goal… Stop waiting on someone to do what you have the power to do… The world is filled with winners who didn’t wait for someone to make the first move…



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