Please excuse us, but we need to ask you a very personal question. Do you suffer from “Low T”? Ladies, STOP!: don’t touch that mouse! Don’t swipe away this post with an index finger. Because it applies to both men and women, assuming said men and women want to fulfill their dreams!
We’re not going to discuss that “T” — so chill out. We want to discuss another type of “T”– which empowers us to achieve our goals. If you’re low in this type of “T” you’ll feel sluggish and … ahem … creatively impotent. Dreamer’s Testosterone has three components: Timing, Talent, and Tenacity. You can lack one or two of these T’s and still succeed — assuming someone “up there” is looking out for you — but you’ll never get anywhere if you’re deficient in all three. Which one can I do without? Which two work together best? That’s something each of us will need to figure out for ourselves. You can have talent, but if the timing isn’t right, or you lack tenacity, your talent won’t take you very far.
Conversely, there are examples of people who had very limited talent, but who were tenacious, and who, in many cases, found themselves in the right place at the right time. Talent, tenacity, timing. You need at least one. Two’s better. Have all three, and you will be a He-man (or She-woman) who can easily master the universe. Or at least make your dreams a reality.
TALENT: you either have it or you don’t. But be of good cheer. It’s possible to develop latent abilities and learn new skills. Often, talent is simply a glamourous word for training!
TENACITY: Just another T-word, like TRYING — only repeatedly! Try and try again! Don’t allow failures or past rejections to defeat you. Get up, dust off your backside, and get back into the game. Sounds simple, but you’d be surprised how many people lack tenacity: persistence, or the ability to keep a firm grip on things when the going gets rough.
TIMING: we’re cheating a little with this one. “Timing is everything!” But we often have no control over timing. Timing is like waiting to see a doctor without having an appointment: we know we have something, we know it could even spread (like our ideas), and we also know our chances of seeing the doctor are pretty good; we’re just not sure if it will be during this decade. Timing, as in this case, is often out of our hands. However, we can learn to recognize good timing, by spotting trends, or studying current supply and demand, or by trying to anticipate the needs of the future.
Thursday we’ll begin to share examples that demonstrate the effectiveness of the “T” traits, starting with the success story of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, who made television history in several ways. Stay tuned, amigos!