It’s a beautiful sunny Monday today. I’m sitting in the window of Atlantis and I’m watching the world meander passed me. My headspace is in a good place, got a bit of work to do with a client later, and then maybe after that, some research & writing. I think I’ll even run for a kilometre or two this evening.
I’m going to make a list of all the things I want for myself and ask myself why I want them. So much of it is out of my hands. With so much more of it, I’m simply not doing enough to gain them. I think I get too distracted by shiny objects. I want all of them and I only have so much effort to go around. Spread evenly amongst all of it, that effort doesn’t go very far.
Mostly, I just need to keep it simple. Boil all of the shiny objects down to their essential elements. Things are never just things. Each represents an idea. A motorcycle represents ‘cool’ or ‘freedom’ or ‘rebel’ or something. Green lighting a big series represents ‘financial security’, or ‘status’, or perhaps even, ‘lifestyle’.
When I drill a little deeper, I realize that I am not completely myself because I don’t have a series. I can’t live the lifestyle I want for myself, and I am unwilling to compromise. I’d rather suffer and sacrifice in the pursuit of that lifestyle than accept anything less.
To be clear, I’m not looking for a treasure trove of glamor, riches, and fame. I just want to have the means to grab a flight and see my daughter on a whim. I want to not worry about cash flow forecasts. I want to feel like I’m contributing.
I am this close. Can’t give up now. One simple idea to unlock everything.