The name Britney Spears isn’t commonly associated with sage advice or age-old wisdom. While she is the Queen of Pop, she’s not known for her astute foresight.
Case in point.
But she is known for releasing her come-back song from the above dark days of bald-headedness, which was entitled “Circus.” Like the name implies, it tells how Britney herself is the “ring-leader” calling all the shots and comparing herself to a firecracker (“I make it hot!”).
What we’re focusing on today are the first couple of lines in the song:
“There are only two types of people in the world; ones that entertain, and ones that observe.”
We here at Word Play are focusing on both of those lines. Because we believe true entrepreneurs lie in that first category as well.
Opening your own business, or hanging your own sign in front of your own store, or publishing your first book, or even recording a demo of your first single requires the kind of inner force it takes to get up off the bench on the sidelines and jump right into the game. It takes true cajones to be courageous enough to decide that your desire to achieve is greater than your fear of failure.
Not everyone has that kind of impetus. Not everyone possesses that drive. And certainly, very few people have the raw hunger it really takes to go after a long-held dream.
Some people leave their dreams at just that. Dreams. They never try to turn them into reality. And it’s not because they don’t want to. They just don’t have what it takes.
Like Britney said, there really are two types of people in the world: those that entertain, or in other words, those who have the gusto to get up and entertain in the first place, and the rest, who just sit and watch.
Now the question isn’t whether or not you believe this to be true. The question is, which category do you fall into?