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Try Versus Think



"I would rather see you try and fall short than to think and not start."

- Jared Yellin


Most people get confused with thinking and trying…


Thinking does NOT get you closer to your outcome…

Thinking does NOT lead to progress…

Thinking does NOT make you legendary...


Just because someone is THINKING about ideas, solutions, opportunities, etc. does not mean you should or will get any points.


Credit is earned through trying.


Let me restate this…


CREDIT is EARNED through TRYING and…


TRYING puts you in a league of the few because most never cross that chasm.


I actually hold THINKING against people because thinking without acting is an excuse and/or fear and/or laziness.


Whenever someone pitches CILA on their idea and they share, with pride, that they have been thinking about their idea for years, I am visibly disturbed.


What have you been thinking about?

Why are you afraid to take action?

When did it become okay to fool yourself?


Listen, if you try and fail I will bet on you any day when compared to someone who romantically remains in a state of thinking, ideating, brainstorming, etc.


There has never been a changemaker in history that thought their way to impact.


Instead, they tried and tried and tried some more until they got to their desired outcome or pivoted and made it even further.


I share this because it’s time you take your THINKING seriously and do something with it.


The vast majority of the greatest thinking resides in the graveyard because people die with their thoughts inside.


But I get it…


If you TRY and fail, you think people will judge you so if you THINK and no one knows, then there is no judgement passed.


But here’s reality…


TRYING and FAILING is noble, inspiring, and is guaranteed to lead to growth.


Whereas the alternative, THINKING and DOING NOTHING, is unmemorable, has no value, and will ride on you.


When you have a thought inside that you KNOW you should TRY, it pesters you, consumes your thoughts, and leads to darkness as you know there is no way to think your outcome into reality.


The ONLY way to eliminate these feelings is to have the courage, discipline, and drive to DO something about it…


I always tell aspiring entrepreneurs - JUST TRY - and make your TRYING public.


Tell everyone what you are doing…

Tell everyone why you are doing it…

Tell everyone how’s it going…


You will inspire those around you…

You will attract the right people…

You will get credit for trying while everyone else is just thinking…



TRYING Is One Of My Secrets…


If you were to ask the team at CILA or at SYNDUIT, what is one of Jared’s secrets to success I guarantee they would say…


He does not stop TRYING!


I try new ideas…

I try new strategies…

I try new relationships…

I try anything that aligns with our values and has us to get to our outcome faster…


Some would say I’m impulsive, but I know what I am doing at all times…


Just TRYING…


That’s it…


I TRY my way to success…

I TRY my way to outcome…

I TRY my way to impact…


And guess what happens 100% of the time…


I achieve success…

I achieve outcome...

I achieve impact…


And…


So will you…


But you MUST stop THINKING and start TRYING.


When you do, let me know, I will bet on you any day.


You got this!


Live with Intention,