Brayden Haws

February 11, 2023

Scratchpad Scribbles: Wishers, Askers, Builders

I like to think about people in 3 categories: wishers, askers, and builders. Wishers want things and hope they will somehow appear or happen. Askers also want things and are happy to ask others to make it happen. Builders want things and go create them or make them happen.

Wishers are often content with dreaming about what they want. They spend a lot of time thinking and imagining, but they don't take action. Wishing for things isn’t bad. But it becomes a problem when someone is stuck in the wishing stage. They never move on to taking action.

Askers are more proactive in trying to get what they want. They may not have the skills or resources to make things happen, but they are not afraid to ask others. But relying on others to make things happen can lead to disappointment. People may not willing or able to assist.

Builders have a clear vision of what they want. They are willing to put in the time, effort, and resources to make it a reality. Builders have a strong sense of determination and are not afraid to fail. They are constantly learning and growing. And they always seek new ways to improve and reach their goals. Builders are the ones who turn their dreams into reality. They create lasting change in their lives and the world around them.

If you have to pick one of these to be, choose to be a builder. If you don’t have the skills or knowledge to be a builder, then go get those. But either way, be someone who puts in the work to get what you want. Be someone who turns their dreams into reality.

About Brayden Haws

Healthcare guy turned tech wannabe. Doing product stuff at Grow. Building Utah Product Guild⚒️. Constantly tinkering on my 🛻. Occasionally writing poor takes on product strategy and technology⬇️.

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