I think we’ve all had this happen. We go to a retreat, a mastermind, an event… and we — safely ensconced in a room of our peers, a mentor and a supportive, encouraging environment — sketch out a “new plan.”
We plan BIG. We feel empowered to dream big, we announce what we’re up to and are applauded for our big, hairy, audacious goals. And we COMMIT — internally and to the group — to going home and PLAYING big. We commit to staying the course, to making “it” happen.
And then we go home. And that BOLD BEING that wrote down that plan? That persistent optimist? we wonder who she was… what she was thinking. Because when we get home, we are often left “to ourselves.” And busyness takes over…. again. Doubts slip in…. again. The “What if” questions are quickly replaced with “probably not” assumptions… again.
By the way, this isn’t what’s WRONG with live events, people. It’s what’s RIGHT with them. (JOIN me at my next event… which IS going to be the best thing I’ve EVER EVER done professionally!) Because live events REMOVE us from the busyness. They EMPOWER us with encouragement. They EQUIP us with support. And they ENCOURAGE us to play big.
So, don’t go home and lie to yourself. Don’t blame the person who held the event. Don’t blame your BIG PLAN on getting carried away in the moment. Don’t think that your event-inspired plan was a work of fiction. Here’s the truth:
THAT girl, the one with the big, hairy AUDACIOUS goal.. THAT girl was the real you — unadulterated by doubt and hesitation.
THAT girl is thinking straight. THAT girl is who you ARE — when you’re not bogged down by everyday “busyness,” by the (very skewed) reports on your local and national news, by the naysayers.
So, I URGE you to go back to that old notebook you took notes on during that last event… find that plan — as I did this weekend — and dust it off. Look at it with FRESH eyes. And realize that the creator of THAT plan is the REAL you…
Don’t play smaller than your most audacious plan. =)
I’m here playing along side of you. So, let me know what plan YOU dusted off. Tell me what you’re UP TO. And let me support you.
Here’s to US… to being UNREASONABLE in our goals… to attempting the IMPOSSIBLE… to making it Happen… to playing BIG!