Don’t we all?
Something that will transcend our years of existence, something that will make a mark on this and many generations to come, something that will be immortal (I can wish right?).
I have a burning desire to create so many things that will change the world, whether it be for a small kid in Cambodia or a socialite in Beverly Hills. I have many dreams, as I have written about before. But sometimes laziness, fear, doubt and distraction creeps into the picture as they always do. Thwarting my efforts and holding me back from getting one step closer.
I will be 26 in 2 weeks and if there is one thing I have realized over my years of adulthood, is that time waits on no one. You remember, that cliche saying you would hear from your parents and teachers when you opted to play with your friends instead of studying for a test. But, the more I have grown, the more I have come to realize how true to life that statement is. Maybe those teachers and parents were speaking from a place of experience and everyday reality, but as a child I could not fathom that phrase and its relation to brevity.
As my birthday inches closer (I am not big on birthdays, they are just another day for me), I am becoming ever more conscious of the life goals I placed in the universe last year after my business failed. I created a “Mission 30” project, to achieve a few things that I have been dreaming of for years now, and the steps towards them are taken with every waking day since then. However, in 2 weeks, I will have only 4 years exactly to make them happen.
Am I scared at the thought of not achieving them within that time frame? To be honest, I am trying not to. Doubt is a very pernicious thing, believe it or not. As that doubt is produced from fear, which in turn creates negative realities for you and your dreams. Hence, if I doubt myself and my ability to make those dreams a reality by 2021, then they will never happen.
I have come a very far way.
Not to brag, but what I have learnt from starting a restaurant business at age 21 and having it fail at 24 is far more than most people will learn in their lifetimes. I have handled thousands of dollars in one day and see that money leave just as quickly as it came. I have hired and fired dozens of staff. I have made many life changing decisions that now has left me with a sky high debt and a bad credit score. I have somewhat lived in my short 25 years depending on how you look at it. But, to me, that pales in comparison to what I want to, can and will achieve.
My goals are realistic ones, but at the same time they are very ambitious. I never settle for mediocrity. I cherish humility but pity lack of faith and not believing you can accomplish the impossible. They say the sky is the limit, but fuck that, the limit is where you want to put it. It could be Mars, Jupiter or even an undiscovered galaxy. After all, the sky is just an illusion.
I am getting started on achieving those goals everyday.
I am envisioning them, I am smelling them, I am tasting them, I am living them. I want to write a totally different article 4 years from now with those goals being accomplished and me telling you how I did it, and I will do that.
I know you want to create something big too, something that will live on forever, something that will make you happy even in the after life, something that will provide a comfortable life for your family, something that will change the world in its own little way.
You can do it, just believe in yourself, write those goals down and take the necessary steps to achieving them. Ask your guides for guidance, be faithful and never surrender. Endurance is key.
So let’s create something big, but there is not much time, so we better get started now!
Have you created or want to create something big?