What do you want? You don’t have to tell me or anything but what’s out there off in the fine distant horizon? What world do you see in your mind’s eye or in you wildest dream? Don’t discount that. It’s something we do as adults. We’ve learned to play down our importance and the importance of those thoughts.
No, it’s not all about you, or me, but can’t you give more to the world from a place of strength? That strength can come from anything too. Some of the greatest lives were not lived in opulence.
I still set goals pretty much yearly. Some goals have made it and some are still, shall we say, in rotation. The reason I like them so much is the sense of direction they give. They don’t have to be big since little reachable targets can build slowly towards the big ones but big glorious ones are lovely to have. They give you that sense of extra drive, like how amazing it would be to get there.
Every massive thing started small. There is the “journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step” cliche, which is true but maybe overheard. I like the story behind Lord of the Rings. How did that colossus of books and films start?
It began with a young soldier in the trenches of World War I and a notebook. That’s it. One young Englishman jotting down the next idea, maybe playing off of what he last thought.
That’s the idea right there. You get an idea of what you want to see, even from the impossibly of your trench, and each day make those steps towards it. Anything you do counts for something here. There’s no real pressure here either because any focus on the goal is better than nothing. Any screw up just tells you “what isn’t the sculpture” in the rock. Your focus sharpens. You start getting the picture clearer. Even if it’s going out for a catalog at the Ferrari dealership. You have to know what your buying.
If you want that, naturally. What do you see?
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