Have Something Fantastic To Prove? Show it.
We all have a variety of reasons for why we get into business. Some of us want in for the money, others for fame and recognition, while others want to make a difference in the world. Or perhaps some of us want a little bit of each of those, enough to satisfy us for the time being.
But as soon as we dig into that reason and start to explore ourselves we get to see more and more of this reasoning. For myself, why I really started up this business is for making money, but there is more.
I want to prove a point.
This is one of the most strongest motivators that I have and every single day I keep proving my point.
People read my content.
People enjoy my content.
People can grow from my content.
People appreciate my content.
But because of this attitude I have about my business, I learned a lot about proving points to people. One of the biggest times was when I called out an Ethereum business a scam.
On that day, I learned a valuable lesson on how to properly prove a point.
Don’t Justify It, Show It
That video went a little viral on Youtube and as a result it got a lot of attention in the comments as well. Of course I got a lot of crypto enthusiasts who said I was lying and that they were getting paid still.
But there was one particular conversation that I had that really changed my perspective. It happened about 5 months after I posted the video. The guy — an investor — asked me the results of my investment.
I said I didn’t invest because it was a scam. After all, my point for making the video wasn’t to show how it worked. My point was to prove this was a scam and not worth peoples time.
But over the length of the conversation I wrote so passionately about it. Even before that conversation, I spent a lot of time typing to prove my point by explaining.
I was wasting my breath. But I didn’t quite know that at the time.
This Is Instinct
It can be difficult to see something like this. When we are so focused on being right or to successfully persuade someone we spend that time justifying, explaining our argument.
We become blind to the whole picture when we spend all of our time and energy explaining.
But explaining doesn’t always go our way. As I confronted those who were enthusiastic about this scam, they rushed to defend it. They said I didn’t take risks and that I was the perfect example of someone who sits on the sidelines.
Though I could argue there is a different between cowardice and actually using your brain (pretty important thing to know as an investor I might add), but I refrained.
Eventually the comments stopped, primarily because I stopped allowing people to comment. Eventually I took the video down.
I learned my lesson.
It’s better to prove by showing something rather than explain at nauseam why something is what you claim it is.
Let people realize things at their own pace. Clearly I was far ahead while others were dragging behind, absorbed in the hype that is cryptocurrency.
Prove A Point By Not Explaining It
Words can drive an impact, but they can only do so much and it depends on the person. To change someone’s reality and perception, it takes time and effort.
At the end of the day, the most powerful thing you can do is to focus forward. That site I called out for being a scam is now shut down. In fact, it stopped paying people last October before shutting down if memory serves.
Those who didn’t see the signs got screwed over and no doubt some of the more generous people paid in thousands upon thousands.
You don’t always need to prove a point by explaining. Instead by taking time to show, you have already proved your point. I proved my point so long ago when I first made that video. I did research and looked for odd things.
Others were too late to realize it as they discovered that point when all their money was gone.
In many cases of our lives showing something is the fastest way to prove a point. I continue to work and push myself because I can still prove people are reading my content. I’ve got the stats for that.
So if you have doubters or haters who use words, explain things with your actions. Prove your point by doing nothing but sitting back and watch as things unfold.
Of course if people wish to listen, speak up, but save your breath on those who don’t seem to understand. They’re not worth your time.
To your growth!
Eric S Burdon
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