Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO of cloud company Box, has discovered the key to success, and endeavors to share it with us. On a poster! Want to achieve? Then Get. Shit. Done. I wonder how much money seller Startup Vitamins is making from the sale of this simplistically inspirational print that I could have just as easily made and profited from had I come up with the idea first. And Get Shit Done is just one in their series of 18" x 24" and 24" x 36" bits of wall-mounted motivation geared specifically towards small business owners and employees. But it's my favorite because nothing on earth cheeses me off more than people who say they're going to do something, and then don't do it. People who talk shit instead of getting it done.
Levie's poster nutshells in 21st century vernacular the concept that success is primarily a product of action. Even failed action contributes to ultimate attainment, because at least then you can cross one more thing off your list that doesn't work. Like the time I tried to get a girl way out of my league to go out with me by telling her I drive a DeLorean and she said yes, but then ditched me when I picked her up in the Kia Rio I actually drove at the time. It was sort of crushing, but I learned two things from the experience: 1) Don't say you drive a DeLorean if you don't. 2) But if you do drive a DeLorean, you can get girls way out of your league to go out with you. So I bought a DeLorean. And now I'm livin' large with the ladies. Talk became action, resulted in failed action, turned into a lesson, prompted further action, spawned success. I got shit done.