According to these statistics, Walmart has more than $400 billion dollars in sales each year. They employ more than 2 million people. They make more than $34,000 every MINUTE.
Yet that isn’t what impresses me most.
I recently read that 90% of Americans live within 15 minutes of a Walmart!
Regardless of your view of Walmart as a company, they are shockingly efficient at spreading their brand. Imagine if you set out today to get a new store within just 50% of people in America. How daunting of a challenge! Yet Walmart has done this for almost everyone in America. Imagine what it takes to pull this off. How much success, how much strategic planning, and how many years of execution. It’s a daunting accomplishment.
I wonder how we’d live and work more deliberately if we set out to accomplish something this audacious. Maybe you aren’t launching new storefronts. But I bet there is some crazy dream inside you that you feelÂ embarrassedÂ even to say out loud.
It could be a book you know you need to write,
an album you need to record,
a non-profit you need to create,
a blog you need to start,
a language you need to learn,
a company you need to build.
The list goes on and on. When I read shocking details about the spread of Walmart if fires me up to invest myself in something that matters. Something I’m wired to do. We get to live as co-creators with the God of the universe and write the story of humanity together. This moment matters. Your future matters. Your life matters. Spend yourself on something big.
What it is you need to begin?
If you get discouraged, or feel silly, get in the car and drive down the street to a Walmart as a tangible reminder. It shouldn’t take you long.