Failure can be a great driving force. Desire only goes so far, much like motivation. It's been almost a week since my previous post already and some self reflection this morning while driving home from an "interview" with Sonic seemed to help some points click.
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I failed. It's been almost a month since my previous post and my adventure to dive into stand up comedy. I made excuses again. I did do my research. I know where to go, who to talk to, how to sign up. I just never actually went.
I'm about to throw myself out there into the unknown again, doing something probably quite uncomfortable, for fun! Taken from The 4 Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris (which has been an inspiration for my path in life since the first time I opened it), the idea is to "get comfortable with being uncomfortable." To do this, simply do things that are uncomfortable but not impossible. Things that will put some pressure on yourself, but not so much that it might break you. I've been doing this for years now and it's helped with quite a few things. My next goal is attempting stand up comedy.
I'm a bit late on this weekly recap, but it's been quite a weekend! As I get more consistent in writing, I'm finding more enjoyment in it. It's also helped improve my focus it seems, clear thoughts and recenter on what I want or need to focus on. Other goals to achieve from this include expanding and improving on my creative thought process as I come to terms with the fact I don't quite fit into what would be considered the "normal" work life.
I had full intention to post something yesterday. It ended up being quite a busy day though, and took me through some turns I didn't mentally prepare for taking. It was insightful though, albeit a little scary/depressing/insert-other-feelings-here. What was meant to be a discussion about prepping finance models for one of the startups I started working with turned into the CFO challenging me to rethink myself, my views and simply put...what I really want to do.
In the spirit of pushing to achieve my year-end goals mentioned previously, I'm going to commit myself to writing weekly recaps. These should be fairly short, just briefly going over what's happened, issues I've run in to, successes I've had and so on. Maybe it'll help keep me on track with schedules a bit more, while also pushing myself to write more frequently.