Getting What You REALLY Want, Part 3

January 3, 2010

Yesterday I talked a little about action, going a step beyond the basics of getting what you really want.  There are some other things that can go into that mix towards getting you what you really want (remember it has to be what you REALLY want, not sorta want).   One of those things is a bit of a character building exercise: being bold.

Taking Practical Action

Taking practical action requires that you have some realistic ideas on steps to get going and get where you want to be.  This is part of where you have to be bold.  Be bold enough to be honest with yourself about what you are really willing to do, can do and should do.   Do you want to exhibit your work?  Start backwards from there.  What do you need first off?  A body of work to display would be good.  If you already have that, what else do you need?  A good way to leave an impression on potential venues, things like a business card, maybe some pictures of your work in a flyer to leave with people.

What else does being bold mean?  Get creative with the steps you’ve figured out.  Basic steps are great but there are always more than one way to do a thing.  Be bold enough to do a thing just a little bit differently then the usual.  Be bold enough to believe in your goal and that you can do it.  Be bold enough to get what you really want despite any odds, despite what anyone else is telling you. Be bold enough to go beyond what it “seems” like will happen.  Just focus on the goal and never mind the rest.  That’s how you get there, wherever there is.

What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from. T. S. Eliot


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