I was driving home from work and heard an audio clip from Jim Carrey’s commencement speech at Maharishi University School of Management. Ironically, I’m not a big Jim Carrey fan and I almost changed the station. Honestly, I thought to myself, what could he possibly have to say that I would want to hear. Little did I know. If I hadn’t been on the highway I would have pulled over and stopped immediately. I did just that as soon as I could and googled the speech. I listened to it all.
I remember the day like it was yesterday and I realized at that moment (17 seconds into the video linked above) that somehow, someway what I was listening to would be life changing. To some that is going to sound overly dramatic, but I knew with certainty and believed deep in my my heart.
OMG that is me! Sure, I’ve had my moments of impracticality. I mean, how practical is it to want to run 50 miles, right? But, for the most part, I’m a practical person. Maybe, some of that practicality is fear.
So, I made the decision to make a change. What do I do next? I’ve thought about this constantly for the past few weeks and I have the big picture in mind, but I’m not totally abandoning all practicality. There are times when it has served me well. I’m going to take this step-by-step one day at a time. Otherwise it’s overwhelming to the point of that fear trying to creep back in.
Is it possible to have fearless practicality?
- Believe in myself and my dreams unconditionally. Don’t let fear creep in.
- Create a manifesto. The philosophy and beliefs behind my dream.
- Choose certifications. What do I need to have to do what I want to do?
- Write a business plan. A whole new world!
- Set goals. Acheive.
- Stop planning and do. Take action.
I don’t want to look back on a life of what ifs and why nots. I’m going to dream big, believe in myself and see what happens.
Of course I can’t go on this journey without sharing the details. I’ve almost decided on the certifications I’m going to get and where to get them. I’ll share that soon.
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