For the past ten years I’ve wanted professional recordings of my songs. I told my friends how I couldn’t afford it and I’d never make my money back but I needed them promote my songs. I didn’t save the money and book a studio, all I did was bitch.
For the past seven years I have tried to quit smoking. I’ve told all my friends why I going to quit and how hard it is to quit and why I failed to quit. I didn’t quit, all I did was bitch.
For the past three years I’ve wanted to quit the cleaning business. I’ve told all my friends I’m tired of working weekends and trading hours for dollars. I didn’t start a new business, all I did was bitch.
For the past two years I’ve wanted to start a band again. I thought about it and told my friends I was thinking about it if I could find musicians that didn’t bitch. I didn’t place an ad for musicians, all I did was bitch.
For the past year I’ve wanted a new Imac. I’ve told all my friends I want one and how great it was going to be and how crappy my old computer was. I didn’t save my money and buy one, all I did was bitch.
For the past year I’ve wanted to get back into shape. I’ve told all my friends I need to lose weight before I date or buy new clothes or feel good about myself. I didn’t exercise and go to the gym, all I did was bitch.
This year I’ve decided to do something about it or quit bitchin’. I’m going into the studio tomorrow to record a song professionally, I quit smoking (6 months so far!), I’ve hired a coach to help me create income as a speaker and writer, my new band played this past weekend (Cherry Bomb), I’m writing this on my new Imac and I’m going to the gym again tonight.
What’s the difference? Let me tell you a story. Three frogs sat on a log. One decided to jump into the pond. How many frogs remained on the log? Three. One made a decision to jump but didn’t take action. I finally jumped. I got tired of bitchin’.
What about you? Are you bitchin’ or jumpin’?