“Seeing the big picture may sometimes require a detailed outline for an idea.”
In three months, the plan for me is to really ramp up my life toward great things.
Being bold and becoming bold are quite different in terms of reaching an ideal rather than working toward it. Very different. I can say all of the right things, but it doesn’t mean a hill of beans unless I start making the real forward progress I have been yearning.
We live in a world full of ideals, and I truly believe hopes and dreams should be the catalyst to encourage us to move in the appropriate direction. However, reality can be quite cruel, almost sadistically challenging at times, when it boils down to chasing after our respective goals.
After all, each individual faces their own sets of obstacles. No matter how technically daunting they are, not everything is so cut and dry. It’s the journey that really matters when you strip away the layers of uncertainty. It’s the journey that dictates what appears in the end when everything is said and done.
For me, I am a visual person. It’s better when I can see what you are talking about it instead of trying to picture it in my head.
I like seeing stuff become tangible, confirming its very existence right before me. I hate it when things are so ambiguous, so mysterious for the mere sake of it, that I do attribute my darker years to be comprised of mixed emotions.
I have been caught too many times in that wonky state of thinking about ideals versus realizing them myself. And the fact is, and this is the harsh truth for some of us to stomach, thinking about how nice something could be is never the same. Instead of just imagining a fantasy, why not attempt to make your current life better? Why not just figure out what is wrong and then take steps to correct them?
I wish I could have come to this epiphany sooner. It would have saved me at least a few years in this recovery process. No joke. When you are down in the dumps, it’s hard to think straight, let alone stabilize your thoughts to determine the most logical course of action.
Regardless, that was then. This is now.
And for me to make my next few months into something I can be proud of, the time is ripe for some proactive attempts at “making it happen.” Continue reading