Monday, October 27, 2008

Random Thoughts by EOG

This week, we take a look into the mind of our very own Elusions of Grandeur. So, without further ado, here is the first installment of Random Thoughts by EOG...

It seems that everyone wants to become something they aren't. And while this constant self bettering is typically a benefit to those who achieve something through their efforts, it can leave those of us who fail in steps one or two a little drained and perhaps less likely to make another attempt in the future. Considering how hard sticking with a new idea can be, especially when it's one little thing after another and then trying to keep track of how far you've come - I suggest that everyone take a chance at just jumping in the water. Forget about testing it with your toe and slowly wading in. Swing off the vine and do a cannonball into the lake. Pretend that you already ARE what you wish to achieve and see how long you can keep that up. Then try again tomorrow and see if you can be that person you want to be even longer and better than the day before. For me, it's being an early riser (which requires a LOT of pretending without coffee - on a side note one of my favorite phrases is "It's too early to be alive."). Who do you want to be?

So, there you have it folks. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.

1 comment:

Windspring said...

EOG, There's a great author from the 50s who had this same belief. His name was Neville. He focused on "As If" Thinking or thinking from the end result. When I'm at my best, I always try to come from that point of view. I'm trying to learn that it is always best to Be who You ARE/I AM. So much of the other stuff falls into place when I do that. I'm more of a one step at a time girl, BUT I guess I could jump in with Both feet as my first step. It sure would save time...