Monday, November 19, 2012
Stick with a Decision
Perspective: Let’s contemplate the situation literally. Before I enter the movie theater (or download the movie or put in the DVD) I’m making a conscious decision to choose the film, select the theater, pick the day and time to view, find the best place to park my car or pick the best public transit route, and of course, which snacks to buy. Several decisions to make BEFORE seeing the movie!! Now to see the fruits of my labor blossom …
How many times in my life have I taken steps to get to a goal, and then become petrified and stop? Not to pause with a hint of expectancy but stop with all out FEAR. My excuse? I bought the ticket: AKA I paid for the education, I networked with mentors, I planned my future. Now I need to “watch the movie.”
But it gets hard. I’m working 84 hours a week between my 9-5 gig and future business. I can’t keep up with payments for my education. I have few groceries in my pantry and there are cobwebs in my refrigerator. My mentors continue to say there’s more opportunity right around the corner, but I’m not seeing it. How do I keep pushing when the future looks bleak?
After I think about it I realized ask this question. Does my entire future look bleak or does this moment look miserable? I paid for the movie. There are slow parts of the film. There are also car chases, comic relief, zombies, love scenes, and a denouement. The conclusion is yet to come. In fact, there is no final scene. It’s a long long long long long running series that has ups and downs but is never boring.
Call to Action: What is your favorite film or TV series? Re-write the film or TV series with YOU as the star.