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Anyone can do it, but not everyone will do it.

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Andrew

Hello, and welcome to repost it. In the next few moments we'll be breaking down the posts that we have found to be inspiring, interesting, or otherwise entertaining quotes that catch our eye and we feel are worth a deeper look. Thank you for stopping by. Today we're gonna keep it in the family. This quote is generally uncredited, but I found it being associated with the founder of the Keller Williams real estate agency, Gary Keller.


Larry

Oh, Gary.


Andrew

He says anyone can do it. But not everyone will do it. I feel like you're gonna claim this as a bingo square for me. But I think it's true. You can do it. You can. You can open a restaurant if you want Larry, you just probably want


Larry

his uncle Gary a nice guy to be around Thanksgiving.


Andrew

He's a great guy to be around Thanksgiving. He actually just recently stepped down from being the CEO of Keller Williams, he's gonna focus more on his podcast.


Larry

I believe he used this quote to tell people why they should buy real estate. Right? Hmm. So he's sort of like extrapolate. He's basically saying, like, if you don't buy real estate, somebody else is gonna so might as well be you go buy some real estate.


Andrew

I don't think he's saying that. He's saying if you want to buy real estate, you can do it. Just most people won't. Like I think that's anything you can do anything you want, you just probably won't, because you have to make choices, and you have to sacrifice. So it's what your priorities are.


Larry

This is definitely a bingo square. But here's how I thought about it. Because this statistic immediately jumped at me when I read this quote, if you're a church type person, you go to church, let's say there's 100 people there only 20% only 20 people actually type to the church. All of all, people that go 80% don't give any money. And that's also true for the amount of work that gets done. 80% don't do anything at a church. All of the work is done by 20%. Who give 10% Yeah, so it's really funny how and I use church because they've done statistics on that. But that's probably true in any service organization, or anything you usually belong to. It's 20% of the people doing the work for 80%. So there's very few people that are actually doing the work in anything you go to in life,


Andrew

right? Well, anyone can, anyone can tie, but most people won't


Larry

exist. And that's why I connected to this quote. I mean, it's funny, I've go to a church and typically speaking, you know, we're I volunteer a little bit because I feel like well, they're my kids go to Sunday school. There should be someone teaching Sunday school. That's like a volunteer thing. But it's amazing how many people go to a church and don't do anything, even though they're getting lots of services?


Andrew

Yeah, I think I mean, I guess I say this all the time. Most people just are happy being complacent and complaining about the situation they're in. Like, I feel like to me this most rings true with starting a business or changing careers like you can, you just probably won't, because it's gonna be hard or it's gonna be uncomfortable or you don't like change.


Larry

And once again, I think when we talk about something like this, like I don't you know, whether you change jobs or you don't, or whether you don't help a church or you don't, it's always the people that like, complain about their job and never changed. That's the problem. Yeah, I


Andrew

guess it's what you say you can do it This also makes me think about like, there's so many YouTube videos I think dude, perfect does stuff like this, like you think some stuff is impossible, but the human will is, can be unbreakable. And then crazy things can be achieved.


Larry

A little bit us dude, perfect as the example I did perfect is


Andrew

your favorite YouTube channel. So I want to make you happy. Those guys have so many world records. And they do. I told myself when I moved to Los Angeles, I'm gonna learn how to surf. And I went out three days a week for six months, and I got in a fight with the ocean and every time and I lost, and then I gave up. So I could do it. I just, um, everyone won't necessarily do this. Maybe I don't have a point. I want to I'm searching for a point.


Larry

I feel like this is the crux of me and you right? Because I would say hey, universe, what do you want me to do? was yours like, I live in Southern California? I got to go learn how to surf. Whereas I would sit on the beach be like, hey, universe, what do you want me? Do you want even rollerblader? Right? Want me to be a wind surfer? Like what do you want me? What do you want me? Yeah,


Andrew

I mean, that might be a part of it for you or for other people is waiting for a sign to do something versus feeling your desire. Like maybe the universe is your desire to want to rollerblade and you don't wait for someone to hand you a pair rollerblades?


Larry

No. You know, I say this all the time. And I don't know if you get sick of me saying this. It's definitely a bingo score. But you and my wife are allowed to like right when she goes into a situation. Like for instance, like we join a soccer team. She immediately like I'm gonna be the soccer mom. Like she looks around. Nobody raised her hand. I'm a soccer mom. She goes, like looks around. Nobody's gonna volunteer to be the central Mama. about like, she's just like, she doesn't wait. She just like, Oh, I'm gonna do it. Where's that go like, hey, let's take a second and see if somebody else thing And now, I'm doing it. I'm volunteering. I'm doing it. I'm happening.


Andrew

Yeah, I think we are similar, but we're fundamentally also different. But that makes me think of nothing worse for me. Then there's a group of more than three people. And someone says, who's gonna volunteer to do this? And I'll tell myself going in. Don't raise your hand. But I can't sit can sit.


Larry

Exactly. That's your error. This is a thing. You both can't do it


Andrew

right. Meanwhile, you're sitting next to me gun.


Larry

Maybe.


Andrew

Maybe Jonathan has some rollerblades he's looking to get rid of. Like, I'm like, Why isn't anyone talking?


Larry

I'm definitely daydreaming for sure. Because I hate meetings. But what I would typically do in that circumstance, right is like if nobody said anything, I would email the leader off line to be like, Hey, dude, want to speak up want to give other people a chance to get into it? But hey, if it needs to be done, totally, we'll be willing to do it. But I want to, like, I feel like sometimes with my questions, I like bombard people. And I don't give a little bit of room there. Like what I'm trying to do my legs like give people room. Maybe there's some mom who never volunteered and really wanted to, but then you jumped on or because you're like, I'm gonna do it first, because you couldn't handle the silence. I want to give a little bit of a silence for people to step in if they want.


Andrew

Well, I guess my take on this. I guess we've had this breakthrough before everyone's gonna view stuff differently. The way this quote lands on me is you can do it. You just have something's changed. Like in construction, you have three things, you have the budget, you have design, and you have the timeline. All three can't be static. Like if you want one thing you have to compromise and the other so you can do anything. But you have to be flexible in other aspects of your life.


Larry

And what I've learned is that anybody can serve Andrew, anybody can go in the water and surf. Anybody could do that. But you're gonna make yourself miserable. Some people will make themselves miserable. Why not take a couple of seconds to be like, me. I'm not a surf.


Andrew

Yeah, I guess maybe not. Well, if you want to hit the Malibu this weekend, please reach out. You can find us at reposted podcast on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. I'm Hendrick Keller for Laird Hamilton saying thanks for stopping by.


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