Pick Yourself

No, no one appointed you boss.  No one gave you permission.  No one picked you. 

You have to pick yourself.

There are problems to solve, challenges to be overcome, injustices to be righted, destinies that need to be fulfilled, cures that need to be discovered, companies that need to be taken public, mountains that need to be climbed, kids that need to be adopted, and operas that need to be sung.

No one really gets appointed for that stuff.  They just make a decision to do it.  They decide they don’t need someone to pick them, they don’t need permission, and they don’t ever have to play small again.

You decide to pick yourself

-RG

116 responses to “Pick Yourself”

  1. Louis H Uffmire says:

    it's better to lead than to follow

  2. Louis H Uffmire says:

    it's better to lead than to follow

  3. Steve Cassady says:

    Very true statement. Many situations present themselves and you have to make the choice, make a difference.

  4. Steve Cassady says:

    Very true statement. Many situations present themselves and you have to make the choice, make a difference.

  5. Michael Kornowski says:

    yes, i agree...this has a true point

  6. Michael Kornowski says:

    yes, i agree...this has a true point

  7. Ernie Meyer says:

    Shared on my Entrepreneur fan page and my Internet radio network fan page.

  8. Ernie Meyer says:

    Shared on my Entrepreneur fan page and my Internet radio network fan page.

  9. Ivette Pinela says:

    Nice!

  10. Ivette Pinela says:

    Nice!

  11. Sanjay sharma says:

    hey Gandhi is from my country ....................

  12. Sanjay sharma says:

    hey Gandhi is from my country ....................

  13. Geoffrey Tegjeu says:

    Yes I certainly will 🙂

  14. Geoffrey Tegjeu says:

    Yes I certainly will 🙂

  15. ChemisTRaP says:

    Yes ,no one said to us pick up. We have to pick up ourselves.

  16. ChemisTRaP says:

    Yes ,no one said to us pick up. We have to pick up ourselves.

  17. The Handy Marketer says:

    I like this concept, I first read about it from Jeff Goins: http://goinswriter.com/waiting-to-be-picked/

  18. The Handy Marketer says:

    I like this concept, I first read about it from Jeff Goins: http://goinswriter.com/waiting-to-be-picked/

  19. Danny Brooks says:

    So true to the spirit of Gandi

  20. Danny Brooks says:

    So true to the spirit of Gandi

  21. Rod Roc says:

    great advice!

  22. Rod Roc says:

    great advice!

  23. Espanglish Mkt says:

    So smart!

  24. Espanglish Mkt says:

    So smart!

  25. Ty Col says:

    So true ... you choose your own pathways .. whether it is down the entrepreneurial route or in your career development ... you are in charge

  26. Ty Col says:

    So true ... you choose your own pathways .. whether it is down the entrepreneurial route or in your career development ... you are in charge

  27. Sanjay sharma says:

    Mr Randy Gage I m very thankful to u , Your concept  of money , Mind Viruses , poverty and others are just Amazing nobody ever describe complicated things as simple as you do , ,you changed my style of thinking completely  now my mind is always on alert looking   oh this is mind virus , this is  purpose full information , oh this thing is not serving me , oh these are negative people  i should aware of , oh   create vacuum  ,Tithing  ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,thanks a lot ,,and       can you tell me when will you come to india ,

  28. Sanjay sharma says:

    Mr Randy Gage I m very thankful to u , Your concept  of money , Mind Viruses , poverty and others are just Amazing nobody ever describe complicated things as simple as you do , ,you changed my style of thinking completely  now my mind is always on alert looking   oh this is mind virus , this is  purpose full information , oh this thing is not serving me , oh these are negative people  i should aware of , oh   create vacuum  ,Tithing  ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,thanks a lot ,,and       can you tell me when will you come to india ,

  29. Radha Khalsa says:

    We choose everything. Complaining is lame!

  30. Radha Khalsa says:

    We choose everything. Complaining is lame!

  31. Chris Inman says:

    In life you need to step up and make your own way. To Quote Nike "just do it"

  32. Chris Inman says:

    In life you need to step up and make your own way. To Quote Nike "just do it"

  33. Bill Lazdowski says:

    Take charge. Nobody else is going to do it for you

  34. Bill Lazdowski says:

    Take charge. Nobody else is going to do it for you

  35. Terri L Clay says:

    Nice

  36. Terri L Clay says:

    Nice

  37. Hersh Bhardwaj says:

    RG,
    Do you know Gandhi who has nothing to do with 'money' when he was alive, is on the currency notes in India. In a way it's so befitting, he is the symbol of prosperity in it's profundity.
     
    Hersh

  38. Hersh Bhardwaj says:

    RG,
    Do you know Gandhi who has nothing to do with 'money' when he was alive, is on the currency notes in India. In a way it's so befitting, he is the symbol of prosperity in it's profundity.
     
    Hersh

  39. Gavin Doyle says:

    Gandolf would be proud

  40. Gavin Doyle says:

    Gandolf would be proud

  41. Qui Vuong says:

    I am my own self-annointed, I mean appointed, leader. (Y) 🙂

  42. Qui Vuong says:

    I am my own self-annointed, I mean appointed, leader. (Y) 🙂

  43. Sean OShea says:

    Boom, boom, boom, BOOM!! Randy have you had a chance to check out Seth's new book yet? (The Icarus Deception) It speaks to this same concept. Thanks for all the goodness!
    -Sean

  44. Sean OShea says:

    Boom, boom, boom, BOOM!! Randy have you had a chance to check out Seth's new book yet? (The Icarus Deception) It speaks to this same concept. Thanks for all the goodness!
    -Sean

  45. Randy_Gage says:

    @Sean OShea Yes I'm planning to do a blog on it in the next day or two.
    -RG

  46. Sean OShea says:

    @Randy_Gage Awesome, can't wait to read it! 🙂

  47. Dennis Coble says:

    Good post, Randy! If we aren't in control of ourselves, then we have no control, at all.

  48. Dennis Coble says:

    Good post, Randy! If we aren't in control of ourselves, then we have no control, at all.

  49. Walter Wässa says:

    true

  50. Walter Wässa says:

    true

  51. Carlos Newsome says:

    nice

  52. Carlos Newsome says:

    nice

  53. Bob Hurst says:

    i am in charge. My destiny is with in me. thanks for the post.

  54. Bob Hurst says:

    i am in charge. My destiny is with in me. thanks for the post.

  55. Leeloo says:

    I believe that we´re all picked to solve something for ourselves first and I guess only if we made it, we´re truly capable of picking ourself.
    For example: my brother was picked to first solve his aggressiveness, a girlfriend was picked to win each crossword puzzle she applies at (she DOES win each!), my dad was picked first to find out that he´s Amish and should search his real folks (honestly), I went out and walked ´til the end of my world to find out i was first (as a female of my "group") and had to take it all .... and so many others have their tasks to afterwards pick themselves. You can tell as well, Randy: You were picked to chose the up-grade of your mom´s job first - interesting TOPIC!  😉

  56. Leeloo says:

    I believe that we´re all picked to solve something for ourselves first and I guess only if we made it, we´re truly capable of picking ourself.
    For example: my brother was picked to first solve his aggressiveness, a girlfriend was picked to win each crossword puzzle she applies at (she DOES win each!), my dad was picked first to find out that he´s Amish and should search his real folks (honestly), I went out and walked ´til the end of my world to find out i was first (as a female of my "group") and had to take it all .... and so many others have their tasks to afterwards pick themselves. You can tell as well, Randy: You were picked to chose the up-grade of your mom´s job first - interesting TOPIC!  😉

  57. The Anemos Group, LLC says:

    It has long been my experience that those how complain the most about life's problems, also criticize the most when someone actually does something about those problems.

  58. The Anemos Group, LLC says:

    It has long been my experience that those how complain the most about life's problems, also criticize the most when someone actually does something about those problems.

  59. Erin Branz Patrick says:

    A person who makes things happen will always pick themselves to do what is necessary to get the job done!

  60. Erin Branz Patrick says:

    A person who makes things happen will always pick themselves to do what is necessary to get the job done!

  61. Ron Richardson says:

    We control ourselves though our state of being, not circumstances. Thanks for the message!

  62. Ron Richardson says:

    We control ourselves though our state of being, not circumstances. Thanks for the message!

  63. Great Points and So True... We need to Choose to either impact the World or Not... to sit by the sidelines of Life or to be A Leader and Teacher and Inspire and Empower the World thru our Actions

  64. Great Points and So True... We need to Choose to either impact the World or Not... to sit by the sidelines of Life or to be A Leader and Teacher and Inspire and Empower the World thru our Actions

  65. Vladimir Gutenmaher says:

    Assuming responsibilities will always make one stand out of the crowd!

  66. Vladimir Gutenmaher says:

    Assuming responsibilities will always make one stand out of the crowd!

  67. Todd Akira Morikawa says:

    inspirational, Mr. Randy Gage

  68. Todd Akira Morikawa says:

    inspirational, Mr. Randy Gage

  69. Meghan Mackintosh says:

    Love this quote!

  70. Meghan Mackintosh says:

    Love this quote!

  71. Harold Gardner says:

    Great quote

  72. Harold Gardner says:

    Great quote

  73. Tab Pierce says:

    That would be me...

  74. Tab Pierce says:

    That would be me...

  75. Jon Alexander says:

    MK Gandhi was great but the looser in the sense of hanging 3 great freedom fighters 🙁

  76. Jon Alexander says:

    MK Gandhi was great but the looser in the sense of hanging 3 great freedom fighters 🙁

  77. Hans Schoff says:

    I am in charge and in control

  78. Hans Schoff says:

    I am in charge and in control

  79. Mika Douglas says:

    We don't really have control of much, now do we?

  80. Mika Douglas says:

    We don't really have control of much, now do we?

  81. EA Leaders says:

    Awesome ... large quote

  82. EA Leaders says:

    Awesome ... large quote

  83. ThomasMrak says:

    Move the World while you are here.I choose to do this with electronic instruments. I also see how a whole bunch of technology can be improved and make easier/affordable.Besides, I've last everything before, and been told by people who are "superior" to me, so many reasons why I can't do anything with my life, especially since I have not done what I am told or gotten the blessing from someone else or an institution.Doing what you value and trading freely has become The Unknown Ideal.It must become your #1 ideal.+10 points if you get what I am referencing ;-D

  84. ThomasMrak says:

    Move the World while you are here.I choose to do this with electronic instruments. I also see how a whole bunch of technology can be improved and make easier/affordable.Besides, I've last everything before, and been told by people who are "superior" to me, so many reasons why I can't do anything with my life, especially since I have not done what I am told or gotten the blessing from someone else or an institution.Doing what you value and trading freely has become The Unknown Ideal.It must become your #1 ideal.+10 points if you get what I am referencing ;-D

  85. Maulanah says:

    Keeps getting better and better! Thanks Randy!

  86. Maulanah says:

    Keeps getting better and better! Thanks Randy!

  87. ThomasMrak says:

    He became an Ascetic.Also ironically, Buddha was a prince.Surely, Buddha and Ghandi could have done more good by using their material wealth and knowledge along with their ideas. 
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  88. Mark Reynolds says:

    Yep - we all need to take control of our own lives !

  89. Mark Reynolds says:

    Yep - we all need to take control of our own lives !

  90. Steven R. Hamberg says:

    Taking control of your own destiny is essential

  91. Steven R. Hamberg says:

    Taking control of your own destiny is essential

  92. Randy Sturridge says:

    I've really come to appreciate you weekly prosperity videos and your overall outlook. You cannot think negatively while thinking positively.

  93. Randy Sturridge says:

    I've really come to appreciate you weekly prosperity videos and your overall outlook. You cannot think negatively while thinking positively.

  94. Dean Jancis De Dios says:

    awesome

  95. Dean Jancis De Dios says:

    awesome

  96. M Lawrence McCulloch says:

    Great advice.

  97. M Lawrence McCulloch says:

    Great advice.

  98. Lenore Goodnreadytogo says:

    Hi Randy, I pick myself. But I'm always willing to work with other leaders. Regards, Lenore Goodnreadytogo

  99. Lenore Goodnreadytogo says:

    Hi Randy, I pick myself. But I'm always willing to work with other leaders. Regards, Lenore Goodnreadytogo

  100. Ian Wright says:

    Simple and succinct - well said!

  101. Ian Wright says:

    Simple and succinct - well said!

  102. Barry Gumm says:

    no good laying on the ground

  103. Barry Gumm says:

    no good laying on the ground

  104. Carlos DeGuzman says:

    No Randy, you are in charge. More prosperity to the people... thanks

  105. Carlos DeGuzman says:

    No Randy, you are in charge. More prosperity to the people... thanks

  106. brilliant - a decision is when you draw a line in the sand and you resolve to yourself - there is no way back - decide now..

  107. brilliant - a decision is when you draw a line in the sand and you resolve to yourself - there is no way back - decide now..

  108. DrJulissa says:

    Decided. And brilliant once again. Thank you, Randy.

  109. DrJulissa says:

    Decided. And brilliant once again. Thank you, Randy.

  110. PavelVanhara says:

    I pick myself!

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