On Sunday, I scheduled a mentor session with a young wrestler for Wednesday evening at 8 PM. On Monday afternoon, I got a text from him that read, “I have midterms this week. Is there anyway we could reschedule for Wednesday morning before school?” Wednesday morning before school! Talk about having his priorities straight. We scheduled a 6 AM session.
Often times, when I mention early AM sessions to young people, it’s met with either a small burst of laughter or complete silence. It’s natural. We all develop differently, and what works for some doesn’t work for everyone. Waking up early does not guarantee success; that’s not the point.
The point of this little story correlates very well to author David Schwartz’s perspective on the two types of people: Activationists and Passivationists. Activationists are the type of people who get things done. They don’t look for anything other than a way to get things done. They DO. Passivationists, on the other hand, look for everything OTHER THAN a way to get things done. They SAY.
There are million reasons to not take action, but…”We must be willing to make an intelligent compromise with perfection lest we wait forever before taking action.”
This 15 year old wrestler is an Activationist.
Which one are you?