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If it’s important to you, you’ll find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse.

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Andrew

Hello, and welcome to repost it. In the next few moments, we'll be breaking down the post 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. I found our quote today and I gotta be honest, I started off thinking that me and Larry, we're going to have a fight. And I did some research and I have some concessions to make that people are different. And they view things differently. I'm enneagram, three, Larry's a seven. And we just view things different, but let's get into it. Today's quote is uncredited, if it's important to you, you'll find a way. If it's not, you'll find an excuse. I feel like this is in lockstep with exactly what I say I'm ready to answer your Serengeti questions. What do you think about this? Is this true for you?


Larry

Oh, I love a good I love the smell of a good Andrew Keller, get yourself up by the bootstraps and do something called Andrew, it just makes my day I love it. Good. Andrew Keller just go get it done, quote,


Andrew

get it done.


Larry

Get it done. Um, you know, this is a great quote for you is what I think it is. I think this is like the perfect quote for you, you should go get stuff done, I believe you. When you say this is the perfect quote. However, if you are a single mom, and you're single, and you're raising three kids, because your husband just died after a three year battle of leukemia. And in the meantime, you're taking care of your mom, and are working two shifts at CVS to get the bills paid. You probably can't just go and do stuff.


Andrew

Well, I think your point is exactly true. Like, you need to feed your kids. And if feeding your three kids and you're a single mom is important to you, you find a way to do it. She works two shifts at CVS. She doesn't find an excuse. But I mean, I guess back to like meat trying to figure I came up with a list of all these famous people who overcame adversity. And then right before we signed on, I was like, let me talk about this. Like, I'm in a enneagram three, which is an achiever, and the basic fear of an enneagram. Three is being worthless. So I think that speaks to exactly that's why my thing you're a seven, which is the enthusiast it says your basic fear is of being deprived and in pain. So I mean that just like I think lines up your Serengeti mother of three, quote, with, with with me, I mean, maybe everyone's different. But I still think this is true for everyone.


Larry

I think I actually found the common ground as well when this quote, because what I think you're actually talking about, because we talk about this a lot on the pre posted when I think you're actually talking about is people that are just actually talking, not people that are doing we know, we know a couple of people that literally always say they're going to start a business tomorrow. Yeah. And it's those people that are just saying something and not doing something because I think the mother of three who's working two jobs, she's not saying she's gonna do something, she might have a great idea, but she's too tired to even talk about it. She probably has the next great dating app in her head, but she can't do it. I think what this quote and what you're always saying is people that are just saying they're gonna do something.


Andrew

Yeah, I feel like people that talk the most generally aren't what they say they are. I always say anyone that says they're really good skier is not good. The people I know that are professional, like yeah, you know, I ski or the guy that's like, Oh, I make so much money. I'm so rich, like they're not the people that are ultra rich, like don't want you to know that they're like, if you're talking too much, it's Shut up.


Larry

I feel like we might know someone that's played in one of our pockets. games before that often says he's a great poker player that maybe is not as good a poker player as he, he might think he is.


Andrew

Yeah, I was going through examples of people who ever came adversity and I didn't know this. Did you know that Oprah was like, molested and abused when she was a kid and ran away from home when she was 13 had a premature baby that died when she was 14. Yep, he has so many excuses to say, I'm just gonna curl into a bottle or and drink myself to risk my life, but she became maybe the most successful person. Besides Jeff basis. Well, I


Larry

just want to go back to like, Oprah has always been single, she's never had anybody to take care of she did come overcome a lot. I always just think it's like, in your circumstance you're in, can you get something else done and squeeze a blood out of a turnip to make any more happen? Now, there's also stories by the way, um, chick that wrote the Harry Potter movies, single mom was working two jobs. And she wrote Harry Potter destitute and overcomes everything. So let's put her to your list. There's all sorts of people. I'm just saying, like in the circumstance you find you in when life's busy. Do you have time to do that?


Andrew

I mean, to some this is maybe controversial, but to some point, your circumstances are a choice within like being single is a choice. I do have one example. I was in Colorado, Nicole and I were in Colorado for a month, and we hiked a mountain called Mount bierstadt, which is a little over 14,000 feet. And by any measure, that's not an easy thing to do. But on our way up, we passed this woman who had one leg, and she was hiking on crutches well, and when we stayed at the top for a while, when we were coming down, she was almost at the top, and she had the biggest smile on her face. And I feel like having one leg is the best excuse not to hike a mountain. And she didn't use it and she hiked it. So I mean, if you look for it, you can see examples everywhere.


Larry

I think the great commonality between us is Steve Jobs. Steve Jobs was an incredibly hard worker who grinded everybody around him, I've had a couple of friends named dropped that have worked for him. And he just grinded and worked and worked everybody to the bone. But the other thing about Steve Jobs, and I feel like that's your mantra. Mine is I think Steve often took times To tell to think about what the universe was trying to tell him, famously went on to India, had some LSD trips, and was trying to see what the universe was telling him to do. My point is, like, you could do doo doo doo doo. But what is the universe trying to tell you to make? It's saying, combine the mp3 player with the phone, combine all these revolutionary technologies to make a great product? I don't think he would have done it. How do you not taken some time to think about the project before just doing something? So I think he's the commonality between what you're saying and what I'm saying.


Andrew

I think that is true. There isn't like, Okay, I'm gonna be an NBA player go like, there is some thought that goes into it. And something i i think the the great point that you made at the beginning of this is that, like, just stop, if you're talking all the time and not doing anything, like I think that's, I think that's what my biggest beef is, is saying you're gonna do something and not doing it. Because I always follow up with people and I'm like, Hey, what do you do? Like, I have a friend that said, He's gonna start a podcast two years ago, and I follow up with him every six months. He's like, well, I'm still planning. So it's like, what are you gonna do?


Larry

That's the bingo square. Truly. I feel like that's what I've learned the most from repost it is. Do you know who you are? Do you know what you're saying all the time? Do you know actually what you're doing? Like, are you late all the time, but think you're on time. Or do you have no clue?


Andrew

Yeah. Well, if you've got to go to Joshua Tree and take an LSD trip with Larry, and you can see Steve Jobs, please reach out. You can find us at repost a podcast on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. I'm Andrew Keller from marshmallow saying thanks for stopping by.


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