Chris R. Parish


If you want something, then go get it!

I know I’ve said this before, but it stands true. If you want something in life, you have to get it. You can not sit around waiting on the world to make something great happen for you or to you. Life is what you make it.

If you sit at your job and dream about playing the drums for a living, then you’re doing it wrong. You should be playing the drums for a living. You should be sitting at the drums. People have to learn that money isn’t all it’s cracked out to be. Money is actually a by-product. Once you’re doing what you love, eventually you’ll get paid. There is no elevator to success, you’ll have to take the stairs!

Do what you love. Do what you want. If you’re not doing it today then my advice to you is, go do it. If you want it, go get it. Let me tell you a story. My daughter—who is six years young—hears me all the time. Listening, on the other hand, may be a little tricky. Although, she did one day surprise me! We were at our local Pizza Hut and her drink cup was empty. She looked at me—seriously—and said, “you always say, if you want something, then go get it!” I say, yes, that’s right! She then gets up out of her chair and tracks down our waitress to have her refill her cup. PROUD!

It’s the little things in life that make it beautiful! It’s the little things that are the most important! Doing what you love even if it doesn’t make you any money is a start! If you want something, you have to go and get it! Life doesn’t come to you, you have to create it! So create and go get it!

About Chris Parish

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