Put All Your Eggs In One Basket

“Put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket.” – Mark Twain

I know, I know traditional wisdom tells us NOT to put all of our eggs in one basket.  But what if traditional wisdom is wrong, what if by putting all of our eggs in one basket we could reach success… would you do it???

The reason we are told not to put all our eggs in one basket is mainly because of fear.  Because you know what happens if you put all of your eggs in one basket and something goes wrong…you have failed, right? Wrong.  Albert Einstein once said that it took him over 10,000 tries until he finally invented the lightbulb however he did not consider those to be failures.  In his eyes he had learned 10,000 ways not to make a lightbulb.

When you tell people of a new idea, of something seemingly radical, they often freak out.  They let their own fears of taking a chance and going for that dream carry over to you.  Which is why people will often say that “you shouldn’t put all of your eggs in one basket.”  But, sometimes that is what you have to do. 

Many entrepreneurs, inventors, full-time writers, bloggers, etc…had to, at one point in their life, take a chance and put all of their eggs in one basket.  Sure they could have failed, but the important thing is that they didn’t allow their fears, and the fears of others, get in the way of living their dream(s).

I’m not saying that you should go out right now and quit your day job, actually please don’t do that right now…you should probably think about it first.  But what I am saying is that one day there might come a time when you feel tired and spread thin, where all you want is to live your dream.

All I ask is if/when that day comes don’t let fear and “traditional wisdom” stop you from putting all of your eggs in one basket and living the life YOU want to live.

If you never take that chance and live your dream(s) then what is the point of dreaming at all???

Whimsically Yours,

PnC

Dear Aziza,

Dear Aziza,

I have much to tell you and not so much time to tell it so I have decided to write you a letter, hopefully this will do the trick.

In less than a year you will have graduated from Lawrencehill, and though you do not know it yet you will have changed.  But that is not what is important what is important is that you not be afraid to be yourself.  I know that your life hasn’t been easy, your father is not around, and you mother, for the most part, is consumed with her work. And when she is there all she does is nag you.  You have never felt like she really understands who you are but you’ve always been too afraid to tell her.  So afraid that instead of being yourself you’ve hid it in a little box under your bed and have tried as hard as possible to live up to her expectations.

Well, I am here to tell you that enough is enough.  Your mother is miles away, and you are at boarding school.  Do yourself a favor and start doing more things that you want to do.  You don’t want to go to Brown, stop kidding yourself and don’t apply.

 Let me tell you a story about a girl I once knew.  She did theater with me and while she wasn’t an amazing actress she was pretty good.  Her parents wanted her to quit theater but what they didn’t understand was that for her it wasn’t a game or a hobby…it was her life.  I tried to help her, we went to theater auditions together and I helped her research some affordable schools.

Where is she now: at a local community college, in their nursing program.  She told me that she would always love theater but that “something has to pay the rent”.  She let her parents convince her that her dream wasn’t worthwhile and so it isn’t.

There will come a day when you go to college.  Listen to me when I say that for people like us, who have never fought for their dreams before, that this is the best chance.  But remember once you enter college you must hold your dreams and your goals above everything else because if you do not they will be forsaken.

One day, in one of my college organizations, we were playing a game.  We were allowed to ask someone any questions we wanted about their life.  So me, who wanted to test a theory ask one of the seniors what her dream job would be.  Immediately everyone looked at me as if I was crazy.  “Don’t you know that’s the one question you never ask a college senior” someone said to me.  I was shocked…isn’t that what we should be asking them.  I mean  is that not what this college, with a tuition price of over $50,000, a year promised its students…success.

And wasn’t that what success meant, following your dreams and making money doing it???  Guess not.  See what I had begun to notice was that most college seniors took a job in a law firm as a paralegal,  as a human resources assistant, or as an entry-level associate in a management consulting or iBanking firm.  All of them truly believed that they would work there for a couple of yeras and then go get their MBA or JD and pursue their dreams.  Select few did what they wanted to do and lived “average”.  And for some reason you never heard of these students, probably because in the eyes of my college, I guess not makin  6 figures and doing what you really wanted to do wasn’t success…or at least it wasnt successful enough to have enough money to donate to the college 🙂

So Aziza, my point is that you must follow your dreams now, you must begin to make them a reality now.  Because the longer you wait, the less likely it is that it will happen.

My dad is someone I know who has finally reached “the dream”, as of next year he will move into his country home and run his wellness company.  But even he has told me that one should start as so as possible because for all he knows, something could happen tomorrow that prevents him from seeing his dream.

And so, I urge you to seize the day.  it is true, we do not know what tomorrow will bring so we must live our lives to the fullest so that if tomorrow is not a sunny as today at least we can say the we truly lived.

 

Whimsically Yours,

PnC

My Little World

My Corner

The little world of mine

I always try to create

Where no room to repine

Where I make my fate

 

More than just some papers

Where dreams come alive

Drawing my own rainbow

A great pleasure I derive

 

Try to read my unlocked mind

And watch my imagination

Can’t you see what I hide?

A whole world of creation.

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Day 1- July 6, 2012

I love this blog. I know it’s simple and still in the works but wasn’t I just in her position almost two weeks ago!? No she’s not talking about loss, or heartbreak, or finding herself, actually all she is talking about in this post is herself. But that is what makes it great, it’s a candid post from a teen with dreams, goals, and aspirations, who is just starting to chronicle her journey by way of blogging.

Whimsically Yours,

PnC

lifeinmyeyes097

First off i would like to tell a few things about myself. Im a sophmore in high school. I live in Texas (not by choice). And what else: I love fashion, TVD, Gossip Girl, and I aspire to be a lawyer. My dream colleges are Yale and Georgetown U. Um what else? Oh yea I have a dog, Jack, who is 2 and a dauschund/black lab mix who was rescued 🙂 He is my first dog ever. I love to read I have so many books so just comment if u want a suggestion. I am definately a nerd…I pride myself in my grades…Im currently a straight A student apart from one B. What else? My favorite color is hunter green and other various shades of it. My favorite food is ice cream. I love everything and anything vintage. I enjoy taking photos anywhere i go. Like any teenager i…

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The Girl In The Mirror

In this post this teen blogger talks about common feelings that we all go through: loss & loneliness.

As much as we might like to be individualistic in reality we really don’t like or want to be truly alone.

If you’ve ever felt truly heartbroken, alone, or like you have lost something you cannot regain you need to check out this post 🙂

Whimsically Yours,
PnC

My Corner

,Dear diary

            I wish I could understand this girl in the mirror, how she walks around pretending she got a heart as solid as rock, although it got crashed like million times, if only you could see how it looks like now after every one had destroyed it with a different weapon. Maybe because she seeks for perfection; but what’s the point of being perfect outside with a distorted heart? She lost her best friend; even the one she loved most, turned out to be a deep liar. I bet she’s losing her mind, wondering why the people she trusted filled her life with their noxious lies, I guess she knows now that life is not a very loyal friend. At least she still got her family, well sorta… Everyone is busy with their own business. She’s alone, and loneliness can eat a helpless girl alive. No, she has…

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