Dare to be bold by Matt Cheuvront
Our arts, our occupations, our marriages, our religion, we have not chosen, but society has chosen for us. We are parlour soldiers. We shun the rugged battle of fate, where strength is born. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Next to Resistance, rational thought is the artist or entrepreneurs worst enemy. Bad things happen when we employ rational thought, because rational thought comes from the ego. Instead, we want to work from the Self, that is, from instinct and intuition, from the unconscious.
A child has no trouble believing the unbelievable, nor does the genius or the madman. Its only you and I, with our big brains and our tiny hearts, who doubt and overthink and hesitate.” – Steven Pressfield, Do the Work
The idea of “being realistic” holds all of us back. From starting a business or quitting a job to dating someone who may not be our type or moving to a new place – getting “real” often means putting your dreams on hold.
Today, let’s take a step away from rational thought and dare to be bold. What’s one thing you’ve always wanted to accomplish but have been afraid to pursue? Write it down. Also write down the obstacles in your way of reaching your goal. Finally, write down a tangible plan to overcome each obstacle.
The only thing left is to, you know, actually go make it happen. What are you waiting for?
(Author: Matt Cheuvront)
That’s not an easy one to answer for me. I don’t have just ONE thing I want to accomplish. I have many. And to choose one – just one! Oy. I’m not sure if I can do that! I whole-heartedly agree that “being realistic” too often holds us all back. I’d go as far to say that I might be the leader of the anti-realist club. This goes with my post the other day about there not being any sort of box or allowing ourselves to be placed in a box.
I would say that some of my dreams are on hold right now because I have a little one at home and she takes priority. I would like another baby but I’m not sure that is to be at this point. Time will tell.
My dreams will happen. I have confidence in that and I don’t necessarily feel like I’m afraid to pursue something or anything. I would say that the time isn’t right just yet. I’m still cooking! HA.
I will write a list of some of the plans I have – things I plan to (would like to) accomplish in my lifetime.
There are more but these are just a smattering:
(In no particular order)
1. Write/publish a book(s)
2. Write/publish a book of poetry or two or three – you get the picture
3. Go back to college and get my Master’s and perhaps a Ph.D. (Oh how I miss college and the intellectual stimulation it provided)
4. Get my RKC certification for the kettlebell and become a trainer
5. Start a children’s magazine
6. Take a photography course
7. Finish some of my musical compositions finally
8. Get back to performing music
9. Own/open a bed and breakfast
10. Get my freelance business going so that it is actually productive
11. Start/form a creative collective of free thinkers and intensely invigorating inventive incredibly individuals
To be continued…