It was a Pink Floyd song back in the late ‘80s. I remember the video. First it showed one of those gliders; then the video showed a young Native American boy in the field working a labor job cutting down high grass. In the middle of the video he puts a few small feathers in his arm band and heads towards a cliff and then it shows him jumping off.
No, this blog is not about building a set of wings and it’s not to tell you to jump off a cliff. But it may be that you need to have that belief that you can make it. With my heart always into personal growth and the different places we find to learn from, it doesn’t hurt to go back to a video from an ‘80s rock group to learn something.
Many of us give up learning, just like a young boy who works a labor job that shows no hope. We have given up hope in so many things. While I’m not going to go and tell you the message of the video, I am going to give you this message today: we need to be open to learning.
The idea behind this week’s theme came to me when I was at the 2% Club last month in Phoenix. The sign on the board that was there during my entire speech was “Rich people are always learning and growing; poor people think they know it all.” We look at this young boy in the video in what seemed like a hopeless place, yet he had a dream of flying.
So I’m going to ask you, what is your fear today? Something is keeping you in the place you are; something is keeping you from being able to get out and take that chance to jump off the edge and see if you can fly. Before we can learn anything we have to learn to leave the fear behind.
Again, I’m not saying to become fearless in life and jump off a bridge to see if you can fly, but think of ways you can fly. Once, a man named A.J. Hackett wanted to jump off a bridge without hurting himself. So he went and created this big cord that you attach to yourself and jump. Once the cord reaches its end it springs you back in place. Thus began the thrill of bungee jumping – because a man wanted to fly.
So if you want to fly, maybe you need to create an idea like that so you really can fly.
Tim Gillette is the Creator of The Rock’N’Roll Keys to Business Success, using music, motorcycles and mentorship to create Entrepreneurs who lead. To find out more about upcoming webinars sign up here . Free Online Training that Rocks.