According to a friend of my lovely friend who I’ve mentioned before on the blog, there are ‘plodders’ and ‘doers’ in life. She herself is definitely a doer. Although she doesn’t have a more than a GCSE to her name, she has always worked hard and had a respectable career in accounting before having her kids. She then worked part time in the same field for several years until taking the plunge and setting up her own business as a photographer last year. She is doing incredibly well, and I am utterly thrilled for her success. Of course I’m biased, but her work speaks for itself. She sure is one very talented lady.
Another doer that I’d like to mention is also a dear friend who is a stay at home mum. She and her partner have three kids – they home educate, run a sizable house (ex-small holding) with several acres of land, grow lots of food, keep chickens, have a wood burning stove. It’s a very Good Life type life. When they moved to their house it was a wreck – completely water damaged, needed a new roof, everything – it took a year to rebuild and they lived onsite in a caravan. They had their two year old son in tow at first, and she was heavily pregnant with their daughter, who lived in the caravan for the first nine months of her life. Their determined focus on the end goal continues to be an inspiration to me, and probably will be for as long as I live. I don’t think I could have coped with what they endured to be honest.
I have some wonderfully fabulous plodder friends too. They are stable, secure, happy go lucky people. Folk that had nice upbringings, lovely families and want nothing more out of life but a decent job, roof over their head and happy kids. These guys can inspire me just as much as the doers, because if we were all trying to build houses, set up businesses, write books and climb the career ladder it would be very boring and even more competitive a world than it currently is.
My husband is also a constant source of inspiration to me. He goes to work every day to provide for us. Never shies away from the dirty work, takes the middle of the night wake ups like pro. He is also exceptionally dedicated to his fitness, and no matter how sleep deprived we are he will muster up the energy for a work out. Amazing.
They say you are as good as the company you keep, and I know I’m very blessed where this is concerned. Where would you put yourself on the Plodder/Doer scale? Who inspires you? I’d love to hear from you in the comments section below 🙂