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"I've got money stacks bigger than you."
Jay-Z / Takeover

Posted on October 10, 2006 11:05 PM in Personal
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Read in a comment on Digg tonight:

Luck had nothing to do with it. They had an idea, implemented it, and saw it through to the end with good 'ole fashioned work.

Ideas are a dime a dozen, those who put up the effort to carry them through successfully are rare.

Strip off the YouTube context and those words really resonate with me.

I've got an idea that I've started to take past the idea stage and actually implement, but it's so hard to dedicate the time and patience to a project when there are so many other things going on in your life.

I'm beginning to think that not being a teenager anymore and giving up on Code Red completely may mean I will never implement one of my hundred dollar ideas — at least before someone else does.

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Mike on October 11, 2006 at 8:33 AM:

No way, you've given up on Code Red completely? That stuff got us through some long nights back in the day (like four years ago). I totally hear you on the inaction thing, other things end up taking priority. Look at what we've done with the music program since graduating. That's right, a big fat nothing.

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Ian Clifton on October 11, 2006 at 3:29 PM:

My problem is along the same lines. I have so many hobbies, I can't focus on just one to become REALLY good at it. I often end up trying to rush the changes to webpages too, because I know if I don't put something out there NOW, I'll never get it out there. Hopefully that isn't the case with my blog redesign, but I feel like that was the case with a portion of my MR2 site redesign.

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