This is not a whimsy, foofy, la-tee-dah kind of post. If you want that, well, check back next time because I dig those too, but today, I am ready to rock my big goals.
This is a post about getting things done and asking for what you want.
I just posted a note on my Facebook page that read:
Ask for what you want, not what you think it is “appropriate” to ask for.
Being “appropriate” sucks!
Here’s to going big.
Within 17 minutes, 102 people had “liked” this, and about a dozen others had taken the time to comment. What does this tell us? We ALL want to grab the day by the horns and get our BIG stuff accomplished. What are you not asking for? Consider the worst case scenario… you get a no and you move on to the next potential YES!
This concept is not about asking others for what you need. It is about knocking on the doors of opportunity and asking yourself if you are ready to walk through them when the doors are answered. If the door was opened, would you stand there with a blank look on your face or would you smile, take that first step over the threshold and start making things happen?
This summer I am going to fly the Cirrus to Paris and back. There is an INCREDIBLE amount of planning involved in this kind of flight and it is time to kick things into high gear.
From sponsors to aircraft to planning, there is a lot to rock in order to pull this off.
So far, things are on track to make this happen. I don’t like being on track. I like being the one designing the concept for the bigger and better track.
You have 1440 minutes in each day to surprise yourself with how much you can do to improve your life and the lives around you.
Sleep about 7 hours (Oh how I wish that were the case!), you still have 1020 minutes to make your life what you want. EVERY SINGLE DAY. Say you work another 8 hours on top of that, well… you just found 540 minutes to do what you want. Take care of your family, take care of the important stuff, but remember that you must invest in your ideas in order for them to blossom. Maybe you wake up early, you eat lunch at your desk, skip “happy” hour (horrible name, by the way), stay up late… DO WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO to make things happen. Coming from the girl whose alarm goes off at 3am 6 days a week… I am here to tell you that it can be done.
Goodness, the potential is ridiculous.
Big ideas are the best. They challenge us, they confuse and frustrate us. All the best things do!
The response on Facebook to the post above says it best… I wrote this in about 10 minutes and another 52 people clicked “like”. Those are some pretty good numbers.
Ask. Do. Inspire others to do the same.
What will you do with the 1440 minutes in your day? (Starting now)