Fight for Your Ideas

Wed, Mar 2, 2011

Influence, Perspective

Fight for Your Ideas

Sometimes we make excuses don’t we? Excuses that sabotage us from pursuing the ideas and dreams that we keep feeling the urge to pursue.

The words “I can’t” pop into our heads or even out of our mouths but if we’re honest, it’s rarely the case that we “can’t,” it’s just that we choose not to try.

“I can’t” becomes that convenient way of avoiding the fear, the pain, and the potential risk that pursing our ideas might involve.

But here’s the thing…

It’s not that we can’t, because we can. It’s more so a question of do we want it bad enough to say “I CAN” and then do everything in our power to overcome and make it so?

Only you can answer that for yourself but know this, it starts with belief.

As Henry Ford said, “Think you can’t or think you can… either way, you’re right.”

And this is exactly why I was inspired while reading an article on Jon Morrow, the Associate Editor of CopyBlogger.com (a hugely successful site). You see, from a surface level perspective Jon could easily be someone who says “I can’t” and have a legitimate claim. Jon was born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a degenerative neuromuscular disease that progressively weakens the body to the point of complete atrophy, and eventual death. For most, it would be an excuse to throw in the towel and give in before ever giving life a shot.

But not Jon…

He’s accomplished more that most able-bodied people would believe possible even for themselves, much less for someone unable to move from the neck down. Things like graduating high school at 16, starting three businesses by 18, graduating college magna cum laude with a 3.9 GPA by 21, buying and selling millions of dollars in luxury real estate at 22 (without ever being able to see the inside of a single property), and going on to work with some of the greatest minds in copy writing with CopyBlogger.

You can read more about Jon Morrow’s story here and watch a truly inspiring video from him at the bottom of the page here.

My point is this…

If Jon can do it when all the odds were stacked against him… why can’t you? It’s most likely that you don’t have 25% of the potential roadblocks that Jon does but are you letting that 25% stop you from 100% of your potential success?

You were made for more and you know it.

Your ideas matter but ideas won’t come to life unless you fight for them.

Decide which ideas are worth fighting for, say “I CAN” and go… go fight for them.


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    • http://thebadassproject.com Johnny B. Truant

      Hey Daniel!

      Thanks for the great writeup on Jon. He's a seriously badass individual and one of my good friends and role models. Awesome stuff!

      • http://www.danieldecker.net Daniel Decker

        And you sir are doing an excellent job with that project! Very inspiring. Thank you!