"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." - Thomas A. Edison
If life is about doing things outside of our comfort zone... about doing things that we never thought that we'd do... here I am. Here I am sharing an Ashton Kutcher video.
This is a video of his acceptance speech at the 2013 Teen Choice Awards. It went viral a couple of weeks ago, and with good reason. With damn good reason. Here's a man that I had completely written off. I had written him off as Kelso from "That 70's Show". Or as one of the dudes from, "Dude, Where's My Car?". It's not that I had written him off, as much as I would never have thought that he was anything more than either of those characters that he portrayed.
And then, this.
This... this moved me to tears. The gratitude he displayed. The humility. The wisdom. It was all rather awe-inspiring.
I urge everybody to watch the video. But if you can't, here are the highlights:
- On Opportunity: I believe that opportunity looks a lot like hard work. I've never had a job in my life that I was better than. I was always just lucky to have a job.
- On Being Sexy: The sexiest thing in the entire world is being really smart. And being thoughtful. And being generous.
- On Living Life: Build a life. Don't live one. Build one.
I wish more Hollywood celebrities would use their reach and influence to spread similar messages. My thanks to Mr. Kutcher.