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Thoughts from my noggin put into words and then typed into my computer with my fingers. Topics vary from personal development and self awareness to music and those that participate in the process of creating it, or enjoying it on any level. 

The Doc Brown Theory

Ryan Stanley

While, many of my blogs will be specifically about live music and the bands that make some of my favorite live music, today's is about the poor of choice in our everyday life. I origianlly wrote it a while back for my Life Coaching Blog, and thought that it would be a great place to start as I am planning on Doc Brown telling me how awesome SetListTees turned out to be! I hope you enjoy it. Let me know your thoughts in the comment section below!

Humans worry. In fact, I’d be willing to bet that a majority of us spend more time worrying about our past and our future then we do feeling excited about the present and the future.  We worry about our health. We worry about our finances. We worry about something that we might have said, and we worry about what we feel like we should have said.  During a recent discussion on this particular topic with one of my friends I found myself developing what I now call ‘The Doc Brown Theory’. Doc Brown as many of you know, refers to to Dr. Emmett Brown from the ‘Back to the Future Trilogy’.

The theory goes like this: Let’s just say that you’re sitting out on your front porch. You’re writing some lyrics or strumming away on your guitar worrying if you’re ever going to “make it” as a musician. Suddenly, after a thunderclap and a huge flash of white light, Doc Brown pulls up in front of your house in his Delorean.  He hops out of his car and comes running up to you shouting your name.

DB:  “I just want you to know that everything is going to work out exactly how you want it to.”

You:  “What? What do you mean?”

DB: “I’ve just come back from five years in the future where you are more successful than you ever thought that you’d be. You told me to come back here, where you’d be on your porch and tell you, that you never have to worry again, and that you are on the perfect path.  As long as you keep moving forward with the right attitude no matter what, the right people at the right time will be brought into your life, and you’ll be as successful as you want to be.”

You:  “Really? That’s awesome! Did I say to tell me anything else?”

DB: “Nope, that’s it. You just told me to be sure to let know what your future held and most importantly to Enjoy the Ride

Then he runs up to the porch, gives you a high five, and explains that he’s got to go because he’s got more time traveling to do. He quickly heads back to his car yelling something about 88 mph and 1.21 gigawatts. He hops back into his Delorean and with some burning rubber and another bright flash, he’s gone almost as quickly as he appeared.

Now, disregarding the insanity of what just happened, what would be different about the way you that you live your life and the pace at which you pursued your dreams?

Would you spend time worrying about whether or not you were going to succeed or would you move forward with your ideas as soon as they popped into your head?

Do yourself and your career a favor. Imagine that I’m Doc Brown.  I’m telling you right now while you’re reading this. You never have to worry again. You are on the perfect path.  As long as you keep moving forward with the right attitude no matter what, the right people at the right time will be brought into your life. Keep moving forward and Enjoy the Ride

You can choose to waste your time worrying about what might or might not happen, OR you can choose to spend your time moving forward and creating the future that you deserve.

(aka Doc Brown)