I was on a path for so long deep groves were worn into my track. You know the ones. They look a lot like the track that gets worn into the arena dirt by the riding school kids.
The track gets so deep that it can cause a stumble if you try to climb out at the wrong angle. So deep it’s like a magnet sucking you back in when you try to make a new parallel path.
It’s so much easier to slip back into old habits. That internal voice that so many other bloggers have talked about is a strong one.
Why try something new when you can sit comfortably on your couch and watch bad TV? Why put yourself out there, you might fail. Why even try?
It’s time to shut that negative nancy up! No it’s not going to be easy. But I can see how it’ll be so worth it.
Time to experience. Time to push boundaries. Time to live.
Thanks to If the Saddle Fits I found out about 101 in 1001. Seems like a great idea to me. There’s so much out there to see and do. So I started making my list. It’s by no means done. I’m having difficulty coming up with 101 things that I could feasibly accomplish in 1001 days.
There are big things that I’d like to one day do, like go to Africa, that won’t fit in the 2.7 year plan. Or is that the voice talking? What if I could somehow make it work. I may not see the way right now but who’s to say that 3 months from now an opportunity might pop up.
That voice is a sneaky B****!
Don’t set limits. Anything is possible.
This exercise of creating a list has also got me thinking about some of the crazy things I’ve already done. Like going to circus school. Don’t let that voice hold you back or make you feel silly. If there’s something you want to try than do it with your whole heart regardless of the voice or other people.
Nothing is to out there. If something sounds interesting or fun then try it!
This is such a great process. It can be difficult. But I’m feeling more positive. Here’s my list so far and some of the things I’ve done to date.
What are some of the things you want to do/accomplish? Do you plan to make your own 101 in 1001 or smaller goal list?