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The other day, I read “Grab a Pen and Map Out an Epic 2016” by Benjamin Evans III.¬† It begins:

We have the ability to literally chart out our lives. Every masterpiece, every record breaking hit, every blockbuster was first conceived in thought and then written on paper. Read how I created my dynamic 2015.

After reading about how this Minister drew up a road map for his Epic Year, I thought it would be a great idea to look into what kind of road map I would draw.

I’m still looking. I just can’t seem to write anything down.

At first, I thought that my hold-back on plotting a course was the usual: doubts that I’m not really ready to take the big steps, fear that I wouldn’t have what it takes, uncertainty about what kind of commitments success would bring. That sort of thing.

So I turned to face those inner Funhouse Mirrors, to stare down their distortions and call them out for the illusions they are. But all I found in that Hall of Horrors was one faint reflection asking me, “What if you give it your all, but you’re just a fraud?”

All I could do was (mentally) shrug and ask it in return, “If all I’ve got leaves me a fraud, then who isn’t?”

My subconscious Trepidation didn’t have an answer for that, so it (subconsciously) shrugged back at me, and finished fading away. Leaving me again alone with my questions: What would make 2016 my truly Epic year? Out of all the things I enjoy doing and events I think would be sort of neat, which do I really want¬†to pursue?

So for the first steps in my Truly Epic 2016, I’m writing my future self a note, congratulating me on realizing what concrete goals I most want to pursue, so I can begin plotting that course. Once I build myself that compass, I’ll have taken the first step in drawing the map.

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