I am ablaze! I figured out the final thing I have to do to get my act together!
It’s a new dawn; heaven has opened wide; the path is clear; I am complete! Just picturing it makes me so excited I can barely sit still!
But, here’s the thing about the thing. You can’t just jump into it, you know? I mean, after all, something as grandiose as this requires forethought and meticulous planning. That’s why I’ll be successful where others wouldn’t! See, I have a handle on the fact you just don’t launch willy-nilly hither and yon down the boulevard into something as pressing, essential, and life-altering as a thing like this can be. You better be primed, that’s what I have to say.
And I am! Nothing will hold me back! I’m getting my ducks in a row; putting my house in order; stepping one foot in front of the other; yes sirree Bob! I’m figuring out the flawless, exact method to ensure I do it just so. Don’t want to take my shot and blow it. You hear me, don’t ya’ bro?
In days gone by, I tended to rush without forethought into critical decisions.
Now, being wiser, I know first elicit support. It’s slowing me down somewhat because — well, I don’t mean to brag — but I’m a pretty popular guy, you know? I have friends on top of friends; want to make sure they’re all on board. I’ve called several, emailed buckets more; even posted it on Facebook. That’s the way to build consensus though. It’s time-consuming, but when you’re a forward-thinking guy like me, you appreciate that’s the price of success. Slow and steady; tortoise and hare; you know how it goes.
But after that, watch out, boy howdy! After you heed your peeps, you chart your actions. Those of us in the know value that if you write down the objectives, line ‘em out, set ‘em in motion; they’re far more likely to happen. Measure twice, cut once; right? So, I’ll take a few days for a secluded personal retreat where I compile the input, and write, write, write!
I bet you’re asking, “But won’t your wife be there?”
See! I don’t mean to be cold but this is why this thing will work for me and it might not for you. You’re not thinking like a winner my friend. Remember, I did that consensus thing already; my mate’s on board. She realizes how key this is; we’re a well-oiled team. She’ll give me the room to engage in the vital, necessary planning something like this entails. Yep, team-building equals success; that’s my creed.
Of course, I’ve got to figure out how much to spend on a getaway this vital; so, back to that good old support network for more input, and additional advice. Then, breakdown the replies, verify the upshot; and run it back up the flagpole to corroborate it’s correct. If I made a mistake — hard to believe, huh? — I do it again.
I know what you’re thinking, “There’s a lot of activity but no action.”
See! Readin’ you like a book, aren’t I? I saw that coming.
What you’re missing is this is so fool-proof that someday, when all the lights are on green, the results have been filtered, costs analyzed, benefits weighed, potential evaluated, course plodded, outcomes made clear — and everyone supports me, I’ll be do the thing perfectly! At that point, it’s lead, follow, or get out of my way!