Stay in Line for the Oysters (Inspired by Keith Cunningham)



There are four kinds of people on this planet.

  • Those who don’t know what their passion is and it doesn’t bother them.
  • Those who don’t know what their passion is but they are looking.
  • Those who know what their passion is but they are doing nothing about it.
  • Those who know what their passion is and they are doing something about it.

For those of you who don’t know what your passion is and are not bothered by it, I don’t think you will be a big fan of this site. Keep on doing whatever you are doing. The truth is not for you.

For those of you who don’t know what your passion is but are looking at the moment, I want you to realize that your passion will NOT necessary come knocking on your door and say “Honey I’m home!” The truth is, if you stand still and just wait for your passion to come to you, it will never happen. You need to climb the mountain in front of you before you can see the next mountain. You will not be qualified to climb the real mountain if you have not conquered the one in front of you. Most people stop and wait for things to happen; I hate to break it to you, but it will never happen unless you go do something about it.

For those of you who know what your passion is but are not doing anything about it, all I can say is that I feel sorry for you. I do. I am not trying to be mean. If you already know what you want, just go and get it. What are you waiting for? Or are you really still looking? If you are waiting for some get-it-quick scheme for your passion, you will forever be frustrated. Anything worth while requires persistence.

For those of you who know what your passion is and are doing something about it, congratulations and welcome to the group! I cannot tell you how many times I have come up with new ideas and immediately given up after a couple of days. There are lots of interesting ideas in this world for us to chase after. The problem is of all these options look so good and there is only one of us. We don’t have enough energy to stand in multiple lines at the same time.

Imagine you are waiting in line at McDonalds. You are in one line but you see that the other line is shorter so you move to that one. After a couple of minutes, you realize that your original line is now moving faster than the one you are in now. Now you want to jump back into the previous line. Guess what? There is no way anyone in the original line is going to let you cut in. You’ve got to pay your dues, your time and your focus in one single line in order to get to the end.

Keith Cunningham says “Everyone at the front of the line starts from the back of the line and stays there”.

Life is like one long buffet line; in order to “get the oysters”, you’ve got to stay in line.

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  1. on 18 Apr 2007 at 11:53 am

    [...] Stay in Line for the Oysters (Inspired by Keith Cunningham) Keith Cunningham once said: �Everyone at the front of the line starts from the back of the line and stays there�. Imagine you are waiting in line at McDonalds. You are in one line but you see that the other line is shorter so you move to that one. After a couple of minutes, you realize that your original line is now moving faster than the one you are in now. Now you want to jump back into the previous line. Guess what? There is no way anyone in the original line is going to let you cut in. You�ve got to pay your due, your time and your focus in one single line in order to get to the end. I had the pleasure to hear him speak and he was amazing. He inspired me and wrote this piece on my site. Hope you also enjoy his teaching! Edith Yeung.Com Dream Think Act � Blog Archive � Stay in Line for the Oysters (Inspired by Keith Cun… [...]

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