One Simple Idea

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.

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