Two words can change everything.
I love playing basketball. I remember being 11 years old and going to the local playground. A bunch of older kids were all just shooting around at the two hoops and not really playing.
I asked a simple two-word question that changed everything, “Wanna run?”
They all nodded excitedly and we started a full-court game that lasted for hours. More players showed up. A group of girls showed up just to watch. Everyone had a great time and we didn’t leave until they shut off the playground lights. We started playing every night at the same time.
The sad, surprising tale is that this same scene has repeated itself hundreds of times in my life. I show up to a court and everyone is just shooting buckets, like they need an 11-year old’s permission to organize a game.
Minutes later, we split up teams and we’re immersed in a competitive game, whether 3 on 3 or full-court 5 on 5. In 23 years of doing this, it has worked every time. Never have the other seven people said “no, I just came to shoot”.
Thousands of hours of fun and exercise for hundreds of people from two simple words.
So what’s stopping you? You have dreams, ideas, that book you want to write, that blog you want to start, that trip you want to take. So why are you standing around shooting at the hoop?
What dreams do you “wanna run”? Let’s continue this discussion in the comments below.