Did you ever go white water rafting? It is extremely exciting as you go down the river bumping and flying over the waves and rocks. You get totally wet and you are screaming half the time. It’s really exciting but some people would hate it. To enjoy rafting like that you have to be confident that you will not drown or get seriously hurt. If you think either one of those things, you will hate every second of it.
Starting a new business is like that. You do not know what will happen along the way but you have to have enough push to just do it. You have to jump in the water and start screaming. With each scream you get a little braver. You have seen that the first scream was really unnecessary and it will take a more violent wave to make you scream the second time. By the end of the ride you are used to harrowing experiences and are ready for the next challenge. That is the great thing about our minds. we learn instantly something by going to a hard place. And that something makes the next step not as scary. Having your own business and building it to succeed is just a thrilling as white water rafting. You will die eventually so why not get some real thrills in before that?
Stonewall Jackson believed that his time to die was predestined by God so he had no fear when he was in war. He was right. His own men accidentally shot him and that was how he died. If that is true that our days are truly numbered ,what is there to be afraid of. Pain? Oh you will get some of that anyway whether you sit at home all day or go sky diving . Guaranteed.
Then what? I like to play then what to figure out the bottom line of what I really want. Why do I want it? Is it a fluke want or a real want-need thing. This is how to find out.
If I get it, then what? What will I do next? If the answer is grow learn help develop or anything good, then I go ahead and want it and go after it. But if the answer is just because it will make me feel better temporarily, or distract me from what I really need to do, or just to see if I can get it for no good reason, forget it. It’s not worth it. You would be surprised to just ask those questions the next time you want something. It reveals a lot about your character and many problems hidden from plain view.
Here is a a story about surroundings. A woman in San Francisco decided to make her home a total experience for her children. She was an artist and thought that all stimulation of the the sense of sight is helpful. She covered her walls with every kind of painting and every kind of color. No surface was without something adventurous to look at. No surface including the ceiling and floor. Her children grew up in this house and moved away.
What do you think happened to the children? Did they become great collectors too, or did they become artists or musicians or scientists? The answer is they became people who loved things simple. One painting, one vase one pillow. Minimalist. Each child in his own right. They were ALL Brilliant in their chosen field. But they had enough stuff growing up that when they matured they did not need more looking. They had looked enough.
The moral of the story is you deeply affect your children and they will run run run to where you did not take them. That is the nature of children. They will not be like you even though you think they will. BUT, that said, everything you do to feed their eyes when they are young will feed their minds and souls.
The woman in San Francisco succeeded in sparking her children in very different ways. I applaud her extreme efforts to be a monumental mom. Her children knew why she was doing what she did and the love she plastered all over was forever imprinted on them.
When I write this blog I do not have any idea what I write about till I start hitting the keys. When I paint I start with nothing but slapping paint and smearing it and being with it. And unfortunately when I talk I usually just open my mouth and see what comes out of it.
Living life like that is the Blast method.
Weighing out each word or idea before I start is just not my lifestyle. Upon examination I think that the Blast Method has served me just fine except for a few things I have said out of turn. Four things can be obtained by this method. You avoid procrastination, you avoid fear(you dont have time to be afraid) and you get momentum from the energy just expended. The fourth and most important benefit is you get your self awareness out of the way because you dont have time to think too much about what you can’t do. I enjoy people like me because when they blurt( blast) things out they are almost always from the heart and that is what I want to know anyway.
If you live like this you also have to be ready to correct correct correct along the way and ask forgiveness and mercy along the way. Aside from those things its a good way to get going. Be Love Always Start Today.