|Here’s where I see the correlation with being a business owner…….
Doesn’t someone else’s success look better than our own? We do everything we can to emulate those we consider to be the successful entrepreneurs.
But here’s what happened in my young life when I copied the cool kids.
Not a soul noticed.
When we drove down the road in a Pontiac Firebird… NOT. A. SOUL. even looked twice. My friends didn’t recognize me. I blended in with every other car out there. There was NOTHING unique about it.
Cruising was no fun anymore.
All the fun we had, abruptly stopped.
Because I settled.
I bought into the hype.
I was the same as everyone else now.
Being like everyone else is not at all how God intended. He made us all individuals.
Here’s scripture to prove it….
Psalm 139: 14 The Passion Text
I thank you, God for making me so mysteriously complex!
We are mysteriously complex!!!
When we move away from our mysteriously complexness, we’re just like the rest. We become unnoticeable… just like my Firebird.
Where did this idea of copying someone else even come from anyway?
Certainly NOT God.
He uniquely created each of us. We are fearfully and wonderfully made.
Here’s an interesting statistic, in 1969 they manufactured exactly 5,436 Pontiac Catalinas
I didn’t get mine until 1983. So… 14 years later, there were exactly zero of them in Tulsa. Much less a convertible. I had something incredibly unique and I traded it for something ordinary.
DON’T DO THIS!
Chase what God has placed in you that is unique and mysteriously complex!
Starting today, what can you do to be like the
‘1969 Convertible Pontiac Catalina’
in an oversaturated world of Firebirds?
PS: Send me a picture of your first car. I’d love to see it.