Episode 057 - Outrageous!
The Thursday Thesis - 20/07/2017
The very excellent Angi Magic’s favourite word is “Outrageous!” – with an exclamation mark.
And, a couple of days ago, I got to thinking about setting some “Outrageous!” and unreasonable goals for myself – wondering what I could do to power-up my productivity and catalyse myself into action.
I asked myself “How can I share what I teach - music, guitar, happiness, and all the rest - with the 7 billion or so people I can’t work with face to face?”
After one too many espressos it dawned on me that if I got my sorry arse into the chair every single day and wrote for a couple of hours every single day, I could probably finish a book a month – that would be a start, wouldn’t it?
Let’s see... I already have over 140 outlines and/or ideas for books sitting on my hard-drive, where they are doing no good at all and helping nobody. My “Outrageous!” Idea looks like a great plan to get them off the drive and into ink...
It’ll keep me busy for the next few years, at least.
I’m up for the challenge, and I realise that going public with my “Outrageous!” goal is going to nail my backside down: if I miss a deadline, I know I’m going to hear about.
Going public with your own Goals and Ambitions might just light a rocket under you, too.
The poet, Mary Oliver asks, in one of her works, “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
But don’t tell me – tell the people who will inspire you to do it, and who’ll hold you to account if you don’t.
© Neil Cowmeadow 2017
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