Talk is cheap!

It’s not that we want to yap all the time, it’s just that it’s so much easier to yap than to work.

When I find myself yapping and not doing, I try to remember that with just a little more focus and concentration, I can move forward instead of thinkin’ about progress or talkin’ about why others are not moving forward.

Yes the choice is to do or talk about doing. Create or critique.

Recently , the movie The Social Network (apparently this movie is more a fiction than reality) shows an example of some people yapping and other people doing.

 Let me give you an example…

Cameron Winklevoss and Tyler Winklevoss , identical twins and members of Harvard’s rowing team, and their business partner Divya Narendra have an idea of creating the Harvard Connection, this is the idea, it is not the execution of the idea. This is the thinking and the yapping. Mark Zuckerberg is definitely the doer in this project and while his best friend, Eduardo Saverin  takes the risk of lending some money for the Facebook project, Mark is the one doing the coding and strategic planning side of the business.  Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss are yapping and becoming very frustrated, but since they cannot execute themselves, and even if they had the good idea, they have no legitimate right on the new venture, note that I didn’t say legal right; I said legitimate right.

Sean Parker eventually becomes involved in the project and he acts as a doer as long as he bring some value, in his case, it is to get the venture capitalists to invest their cash in the dream. As long as he does that, he is “in the doing” because he brings a value that nobody else in the team can supply. But when he over-indulges in partying, drugs and sex scandals, he doesn’t bring value to the team project anymore.

The only one who keeps bringing value is Mark; the reason is not because he’s doing most of the coding, it’s because his heart and soul are linked to the dream.

So Mark is doing while the others are yapping…and guess who is getting the biggest reward?