I’m having trouble remembering what the starting line looked like.
Or rather, I’m having trouble remember who that person was who started down this path 1,300 days ago.
I don’t recognize him. People remind me of this guy who was hesitant (read: scared) to write, silently unhappy, struggling through his business and hoping it would get better. Someday.
That day came on November 1, 2012. I’m pretty sure that classifies as “forever ago.” I’m not even sure my kids were born yet. I’m not even sure I was born yet.
But that day I didn’t start to hope. That day I started to write. I started to do. I took action–and didn’t stop. Just a little bit Every Single Day.
It’s not even a race anymore. It’s just a way of life.
At 1,300 posts in 1,300 days, I no longer wonder if I’ll write a book. I wonder when book number five will be published. Can we get it out by June 1 or should we push it back to July 1. It’s not if, but when.
I have the patience of a monk because I know I’ll get it done. It’s a marathon, not a sprint. It’s the journey, not the destination.
I truly feel like I’ve joined some secret cult group of people who “have the answer.” It’s really quite simple from my perspective: it’s a single word: clarity.
Just in case you’re new around here: to put it simply my life has transformed over the past 1,300 days in ways I could not have imagined when I started.
I absolutely understand how difficult it seems when you’re not quite there yet–or feel like you can’t even get started. I refer back to ESD: Every Single Day. Just take a step towards your goal every day.
But now that I’m here, in this weirdo culty hot springs of joy, there’s one new thing that I want to do that I hadn’t anticipated: help others get here.
I’m already here, how can I help you get here or at least get on the right path to getting here? Remember, I can do anything. So how about help you get here? How can I do that? I don’t know. But I know that I have the energy, the focus and the patience to do, well, anything. So let me help you get on your way.
- Possible: hope
- Impossible: succeed
- Repossible: act
P.S. The photo comes from my (really old) Dutch driver’s license. We’re moving to Holland in June and my wife said that if I could find it, it would make things much easier than having to get a new one. I mentioned unexpected benefits? We’re moving to Europe. That wouldn’t have happened had I not built up the confidence of Getting Things Done over the past 1,300 days. Finding my driver’s license? I scoured boxes, file cabinets and ziplock bags for hours (and hours) but I didn’t give up. I had energy, focus, patience and clear goal that I wasn’t going to let go of. The smaller goal (the driver’s license) was a stepping stone to the larger goal (moving to Europe). When you have your larger goal clearly in your sights, the smaller goals seem to fall into place (practically) effortlessly.