“Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm”
― Winston Churchill
“Life is a journey, not a destination”-Anonymous
This mother fucking year is ON! Like it or not, time keeps rolling, we are not the center of the universe, the solar system, or the world. We are a blip in existence. Fucking embrace it. If the last two years have taught us anything, it has taught us life is short and death isn’t waiting for you to get your shit together. I want you to really consider this, “everyone is winging it.” Those at the top don’t know what they are doing they are making plans based on a hypothetical future outlook. Some of the smart ones look for patterns, they look at history, they look for data they can make sense of and take action on, but they are winging it the best they can. That is good news, if it is news to you. The truth is most of us feel like we suck, we feel incapable of getting anything done, or we are not good enough to actually pursue our dreams. Shit to be real, most of us do suck, we are incapable, and we aren’t good enough to pursue our dreams. But knowing those at the top are also fumbling their way to success should give you the audacity to try. AND when you fail, try again!
The saying, life is a journey, is fuel to let you know as long as you go on that is the point. There will be plenty of failures on the journey, plenty of mistakes, and wrong directions, and getting off the path, and danger. If you have something you want to do or be in life, be willing above all else to suck at it for a long time. Be enthusiastic when the failures come because that is how you learn, that is how you grow, that is how you learn what you truly value. If we listen to the doomsday experts- we have a fucking advantage over everyone else. Most people want to take the news of doom and gloom and hide away. They want to save themselves, they want to get really small and selfish. They don’t realize they are going to die anyway, they don’t see their short lives are marked by selfishness and greed; I’m looking at the anti-maskers and anti-vaxxers. We have the advantage of looking back on two years of a fucking pandemic, we know how to live, how to connect with others, and we are beginning to learn how much we need each other. We will see huge shifts and if we get our shit together we can actually do things that will make our lives better in the end.
If you want to write? Now, this year is the time to do it. If you want to spend time working on your art, that’s right baby, get after this time of isolation and focus. This is the perfect time to learn to meditate, to focus on your physical health, to work on the person you want to be. There is a world of new technologies and opportunities that you can learn about and mast at home, so quit waiting for permission and do something. This is also a perfect time to reach out and connect with those you love. There’s a myth that people would get together in person all the time before social media. That shit ain’t true. Some people would do it. The rest of us stayed home like we were in lockdown. But we would call each other, bullshit, and live. With social media, we can check in with each other in fun and interesting ways. Don’t be used by social media for advertising eyeballs, use that shit to connect with your people and enrich your life with connection.
Happy New Year my friends.
P.S. I have a lot of projects and plans for the first quarter of the year. I haven’t settled on a posting schedule yet, but I will be sure to post once a week. Later Gator!