A person filled with gumption doesn’t sit around dissipating and stewing about things. He’s at the front of the train of his own awareness, watching to see what’s up the track and meeting it when it comes. That’s gumption.
This is a quote by Robert Pirsig, and I’ve posted it because I feel this matches the feeling of this blog perfectly–and not just because it uses a word within the title!
Too often do I see people living life like it’s not theirs; they let other people have control and make all the major decisions. Too often have I let this happen to myself. Let’s set this straight right now: to have gumption is to be unafraid to take charge of your own life and do what needs to be done; to work your ass off for your dreams. I want this to be clear before this blog moves any further.
You want to fit in that dream dress by the end of this year? Work for it.
You want that big promotion? Work for it.
You want to take that life-changing trip or write that novel or screen-play? WORK FOR IT. In the time it takes you to think about doing it, you could have been half-way, if not completely, done.