Spent a long time last night talking to my significant other about the blog, the writing project, the dream – the actual goal … the steps involved, and mostly, just *trying*. I keep going back to some of the things that Barry Eisler talks about – about “what would have happened if…” and “it would be my fault”. (Here is his talk at TEDx in Tokyo – 2009). Up until now, it has been my fault.
Now I am at this really interesting place, at the beginning of the journey – but only “sort of”. I have spent a lifetime dreaming, researching, and preparing for this trip. Now I’ve got a full itinerary that I am planning to throw completely out the window at the first opportunity, a mix tape that I plan to fore-go in favor of local music along the way and a clear idea of where I am headed with no attachment what-so-ever to where I actually end up.
“If you focus on the risks, they’ll multiply in your mind and eventually paralyze you. You want to focus on the task, instead, on doing what needs to be done.”
― Barry Eisler