Idea Man

“You will make a lot of money” and “You should do this”, I have lost count how many times our friend Ali has spoken those two lines.

Ali was born in Iran, lives in Belize and he is exactly where he should be. So are we, according to Ali. I have never heard the word destiny from Ali but he believes and promotes the idea that people are supposed to come into your life at certain times for reasons we can not comprehend initially. I can go with that. Ali is also the most prodigious promoter of business plans and ideas I have ever encountered. It got me to thinking about why some people create and do and other people just coast. I can’t say that I aspire to either of these ways of living. Sometimes I get inspired to get out and really create and other times I am satisfied with life just the way it is.

I decided to check with the smartest guy I know on this life topic. Unfortunately he is dead so I had to settle for a few quotes.

“Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.”
Leonardo da Vinci

My favorite.

“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”
Leonardo da Vinci

So a certified really smart guy like Leonardo created the idea for the “Just Do It” slogan. An ad man could do worse than develop one of Leonardo DaVinci’s observations. Here is what I have concluded. We are in Belize to see something, or someone, or an opportunity that we were meant to encounter. I wish I knew what? Ali has suggested many different business ideas and financial investments. I can only hope we hear one and say, “thats it!” Can we be assured that what ever we do will succeed? According to Leonardo’s first statement the odds are that we won’t. However, sitting back will rarely accomplish anything either.

You should do the things you have a passion for and enjoy. I will talk to Ali about this little idea I have. I know he will have some great input from angles I hadn’t considered. If my idea succeeds then great, if not I can always say that Leonardo convinced me to do it.

Two sources of inspiration for me: Paula and the man whose house she stands in front of, Leonardo Da Vinci.


About Heligypsy

Has it really been forty-seven years flying helicopters all over the world? I guess it's time to share some stories, I hope you enjoy my adventures.
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