“Doers” and “Talkers” Part 3
Written By: Troy Tait
Welcome to 2021! Hopefully, the first couple of months have been filled with new opportunities, and everyone is off to a great start. We all experienced many challenges in 2020, and I am really hoping that some of the COVID issues resolve and we can get back to some of the “normal” challenges that we face without a pandemic.
In June 2017, I wrote an article titled “Doers and Talkers Part 2.” It was a follow-up to a story I wrote about my daughter’s friend in 2012, “Doers and Talkers.” This will be my last section of this 3-part series as my daughter, Kenzie, and her friend, Taylor, will graduate from high school this year. As I watched them perform for the last time, I was reminded of one of my favorite quotes: “F.E.A.R - Forget Everything and Run or Face Everything and Rise – the choice is yours.”
In my previous two articles, I talk about doers and talkers. As I reflect on this, I asked myself what stops someone from moving from a talker to a doer – the answer is fear. I have heard several people state that fear is the greatest motivator, and I really believe that to be true. Fear can push us forward or stop us from doing something. It is amazing how it can creep in and take control.
Taylor Tilby – my daughter Kenzie’s best friend since 2nd grade, is a great example of someone who has faced many challenges and risen to the occasion. She is definitely a doer. It has been amazing to watch her progress with dance over the last 12 years. The really cool thing about Taylor is she will tell you she hasn’t been alone in her journey. She has a great support system, and I think that is true for most people who are willing to face a challenge and rise.
“ I love the many different examples of “doers” - people who are out there facing challenges every day and doing their best to rise to the occasion. It is inspiring and makes it a little easier to “do it” instead of just talking about it.
I have seen many examples where fear has been detrimental to success and examples where fear is the driving force of success. The outcome of a situation really can be determined by our willingness to face everything and rise or forget everything and run. Either way, we are in control and get to be the one who makes that decision. I think it is safe to say that the doers are those who face the challenge and rise.
The owners of Med One are great examples of individuals who fall into that category of doers. Several times throughout their careers, they faced many challenges and situations where fear could take control and dictate their future. Sometimes, it was the fear of missing an opportunity that caused them to try something new. Other times, fear of losing something caused a different decision or direction to be taken. Regardless of the challenge, they faced it head-on and rose to the occasion rather than forgetting everything they knew and fleeing the situation.
I love the many different examples of “doers” - people who are out there facing challenges every day and doing their best to rise to the occasion. It is inspiring and makes it a little easier to “do it” instead of just talking about it.
Read Parts 1 and 2
“DOERS AND TALKERS PART 2”