Pioneers not Settlers

Pioneers not Settlers
A broken wagon wheel where a settler said, "this'll do."

I just remembered a moment from my recent speaking engagement in Wyoming. This one came out kinda off the cuff.

What are the people who came to Wyoming called?

Settler's broken wagon wheel
A broken wagon wheel where a settler said, “this’ll do.”


That’s right! And some of them were called “Settlers.” Those were the ones who when the covered wagon broke down, they were either too lazy or too stupid to fix it. They looked at it and settled, “this’ll do…”

Let’s be pioneers and not settlers.

Let’s go do what we’ve never done before regardless of the consequences.

Let’s not look at the broken wheel on the wagon and say… “this here is good enough for me.”

Brian Atkinson is a comedian, voice actor, MC, and former radio personality. His sharp, smart comedic style has been a hit at clubs, corporate events, and festivals across the country including Bonkerz, Dr. Grins, Sunday Night Funnies, Punchlines and Gilda’s Laugh Fest. You can find his audio books on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes. Brian and his lovely wife Holly live in Grand Rapids and he has a lot of t-shirts.