On October 28th this year, I signed up for National Novel Writing Month, in short NaNoWriMo, aka “Sheer Madness” aka “Write your 50 000 word novel in 30 days”. When I signed up, I had no idea what I was gonna write about. Kidding you not.
Fast forward to November 30th, around 9:00pm. I am officially a NaNoWriMo winner. Without writing 50 000 times “blah”.
A few days ago, I read this by Danielle Laporte. Yes, doing things quickly can result in sheer brilliance.
The key to NaNoWriMo and Danielle’s examples: a deadline. A crazy one, for that matter. And your commitment, because you know deep down that this is something you gotta do. Listen to the monkey mind, and you’re out of the game. Listen to your guts, and you’re in. And you are a winner. Your commitment is you, and you are now a creator of something amazing, the creator of your life.
To take things further: even when there’s no crazy deadline, there’s is this *thing* tugging inside you, wanting out. You want to do it, but monkey mind kicks in and tells you “hey, but you don’t have everything figured out yet, let’s wait”. I have good news for you: you don’t have to have everything figured out. Actually, you’ll never have everything figured out. Promise me something: screw excuses, and go kick ass. Because you are you, this *thing* you want to do will be awesome.
And if you need guidance and support, I’ll be there for you *cue the Rembrandts*