Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Quit Waiting for “Someone” to Fix It!

15 years ago I was working in the newly independent Republic of Kyrgyzstan. There I saw firsthand what socialism can do to a people. Unemployment was over 50% and despair was the emotional currency.

I remember a brilliant young financial guy named Ivan. He had been the CFO of a tractor plant; the plant closed with the collapse of the USSR. I asked him what he was going to do and would he consider putting a team together to re-open the factory entrepreneurially. His answer was “Someone will come.”

Guys…NO ONE’S COMING! No one is going to fix this. Quit waiting. Quit worrying. Do something. The one thing that has always separated America from the rest of the world is the wild-west, pioneer, get out of my way spirit. If we wait, we lose. If we worry, we are weak. Get up and act! Today!

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