I have a vision. A long-term goal. I can see where I am in the future. There’s no crystal ball involved, and I didn’t learn this from Steve Jobs and his stay hungry, stay foolish mantra. But, he inspired my long-term goal and he is part of the reason why I decided to step away from the computer for a while and watch the future.
I’m on the couch. The fingers on my left hand are touching the left side of my head. The fingers on my right hand are touching the right side of my head. I’m closing my eyes. I let my fingers play with my hair, massaging my scalp, while I can see exactly what’s going to happen to me.
Long-term goal and inspiration
My long term-goal is not what you expect. I’ve read so many interesting books and so many interesting articles, and blog posts, and everything I do is because I have been inspired by brilliant people. People like you. Yes, you inspire me. When you read what I write, no matter what you think. No matter how much you hate it. You are reading my words, and just the thought provides me with this wonderful feeling, and it makes me want to write more.
My long-term goal is not about love and hate. I don’t think much about love and hate, because it’s always about love. There’s never any hate or negative feelings involved. Never. Life is too beautiful to focus on anything but love. And love makes me want to become better at what I’m doing. It’s part of my long-term goal.
I’m challenging SPEED
When my eyes are closed, I can be wherever I want to be. I’m at a farm. Somewhere far away. I’m surrounded by trees. I see vegetables all around me, and happy, smiling, animals. I turn around. I’m at a desk. In a room with no windows. I’m writing. I’m all alone. I haven’t been outside for days, ah, the smell.
Every time I think about my long-term goal, and take a deep dive into the future, and I do that a lot, I see myself in different situations.
I always find myself doing something I’m passionate about and something I love. And it doesn’t really matter what I’m doing, because everything I’m doing has the same foundation. I’m focused, I love it, and everything is going in slow motion.
That’s my long-term goal.
I told you it was different.
When you wake up in the morning, what’s the very first thing you do? I’m going to tell you, but I want you to think about it first. Do you know? It’s actually part of my long-term goal. Is taking a shower the very first thing you do? Or do you drink a glass of water? Or maybe draw the curtains, or turn around and start cuddling with your husband, or your dog? Nah. You’re forgetting one important thing.
If you’re like me, you’re checking the time as the very first thing you do in the morning.
A Long-term goal can be vague
Every time I have read about a long-term goal, it’s been about something specific. It’s been about money. It’s been about carreer, and it’s been about health. It’s always been specific, to the amount of money she’s going to be earning every month, or how many push ups she’s going to be able to do.
I really don’t want to be that specific when it comes to my long-term goal.
Creating a ritual and becoming a robot
I have tried to be on a diet, and my long-term goal was to lose a specific amount of weight. I read books, articles, blog posts and more. I was inspired, and I created my own ritual. I sat in the same couch, thinking about my long-term goal. I didn’t use a crystal ball. The fingers on my left hand were touching the left side of my head. The fingers on my right hand were touching the right side of my head. I closed my eyes. I let my fingers play with my hair, massaging my scalp, while I could see what was going to happen to me in the future.
I drank a lot of water. I started to exercise. I ate less, and I ate only the right food, and the right amount of food, at the right times of the day. I used the ritual to become a robot. I learned that food shouldn’t be attached to emotions, and that it was for survival only. Or something like that. It worked and my long-term goal was accomplished.
No matter how good it feels, closing my eyes and massaging my scalp doesn’t help for anything, other than challenging speed. And since challenging speed is my long-term goal, well, massaging my scalp while my eyes are closed makes me happy, and I can actually see the future while doing it. No matter what the future is.