Big Red Car here on a 40F morning but it’s headed to 65F this afternoon. Going to be sunny which is a bit of a stretch looking at the sky right now.
Hope you had a Merry Christmas and are positioned to have a Happy New Year! On Earth as it is in the ATX, y’all.
Let’s talk about that for a bit. Listen to the Big Red Car tell you about the story arc of YOUR life. Going deep today, y’all. Stay with me.
You humans, not like us Detroit muscle car beauties, have the capability to think and reflect and plan. In the end, you will live the lives that you want to live.
If you are thoughtful, then you will live a life that you have planned.
Pro tip: Not a bad idea to put your personal plan in writing. Here is a white paper about life planning and goal setting for the CEO, Merry Christmas.
The first step in dealing with your personal story arc is being thoughtful. If you can’t be thoughtful, go play some Free Cell for a couple of hours. It’s OK, you’re not ready yet.
The story arc
When you have been thoughtful and given consideration as to how you intend to live your life, you will begin to develop a “story” of your life.
How does it begin?
How does it end?
These are the easy considerations though the ending is a lot more difficult than the beginning.
The story arc of your life is defined by the ending. How are you going to get to the end? What steps are necessary? How do I do it?
There are no easy answers, you just have to take a stab at it. While there are no easy answers, there are also no wrong answers. And, guess what, you can change the answers as you begin to progress along your personal story arc. [Wow, Big Red Car, this is easy. Is it supposed to be this easy? Yes, it is.]
Once you define the end of the journey — successful, enlightened, startup CEO who builds a great sustainable company which survives her? Or, maybe, serial entrepreneur who starts and cashes in many companies creating great personal wealth which is then deployed to change the world in a meaningful way. Or, gentle woman who marries a great guy, has their babies and raises one who cures cancer. You get it, right. It can be anything.
Dream big — small dreams and big creams cost the exact same. Why not dream big.
Big dreams, even when not fully accomplished, result in big accomplishments. Even when you catch you heel on the high hurdles of life, it is the height of the hurdle that is important.
Think, define and write down goals, flesh out your personal story arc, get some and then rinse and repeat many, many, many times.
What have you got to lose? Nothing.
This year, 20125, is going to be YOUR year, tomato. It is going to be a great year. It is going to be the best year of your life. Make it so.