“We’ve all done it. We decide we want something to happen and then… we wait. We wait for a sign, or for someone to tell us to “Go ahead and do it!” That we have permission. Or we hope that by sheer chance that very thing we want will create itself. That it’ll tap dance in to our lives and say “Surprise!” Then, nothing happens. So we watch TV and make fancy plans, waiting ’til we have the money or enough time before that elusive ‘lucky break’. Or sometimes we’re waiting to feel a little braver. For our fears and doubts to disappear. But there’ll always be something else to wait for; until we face the simple truth. That thing we want is on hold, because it’s up to us. We’re waiting for ourselves. Things don’t just happen on their own.”
This is a script from the new Nedbank’s “Make things Happen” Ad campaign. It features actor and screenwriter Sharlto Copley, the breakthrough star from District 9 who went on to play Murdoch in the A-Team movie. I think he’s awesome!
Before this advert, even though I’d seen the “make it happen” Nedbank slogan, it had never really caught my eye. In fact, with my goldfish attention span, it’s rather on rare occasions that I’ll even get to see the A to Z of any TV ad. It’s either I’ve been watching too much TV lately or this ad is truly brilliant.I’ll go for the latter 😉 .
It’s a powerful reminder that we are truly responsible for our own destiny.
Just had to share it! 🙂