#Trust30 – Dare to be Bold
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)
Clyde just pointed out that the last paragraph seemed awefully rational with all it’s planning requirements. :)
One thing I’ve always wanted to do is travel. Domestic and internationally. My rational argument is that we don’t have the money to do any major travel, and that’s a hard argument to overcome. I think I’ll just start by coming up with the list of places that I want to travel to someday.
Maine to visit with family again during the annual beach get-together, Gulf Coast of TX, Northern CA (especially would love to see those giant redwoods), Mount Rushmore, hike in the Rocky Mountains, Yellowstone National Park (esp like to see Old Faithful), Italy, Ireland,Australia, Paris, kjeragbolten, easter island, New Orleans. There is probably more places to add to the list, but this is what I’m coming up with this morning.
Where do you want to travel to? Cheers.