Think big. Act big.
Take a deep breath. Think of what it is that you want. Bring into your mind exactly what that will be and what it will take to get there. Then remember that thought and go out and do it. If you read my previous blog post, you'll know about The Fear. The Fear of ridicule, The Fear of standing out, The Fear of my bigness. 2014 is the year that I've taken on the fear, after all, if you're not going to take it on, why have it? It is the year that I took the step that I had been talking about since 2004. That's TEN YEARS of talking. It is the year that I started taking myself seriously. I always thought that I did take myself seriously. But in all honestly, I was thinking about and talking about taking myself seriously. It is the year that I stepped into my possibility. Why? I had to.
Since I confronted The Fear, promoted this website and actually took myself seriously, my world has come to life. Sure, thinking big is good. Yes, believing that the universe will provide a la 'The Secret' is great. It's meaningless without actually showing others what you're capable of. That's what counts. We are all capable of brilliance if we own it for ourselves. To own it, we have to live it. To live it we have to do it. Life's too short not to.
For the last 10 days I have been living on Level 5. I've been given great opportunities. I've made mistakes. I've made BIG mistakes, and you know what? The world didn't end. But, I have learnt, and I've stepped up my game to a new level to match. In amongst it I've seen old friends and been inspired by new friends. I've danced and I've cried. I've slept and I've sang. Life is a playground when you turn up and play.
In four images or less, here's my week through the lens:
Wednesday 24 September afternoon: A recording session for a brand spanking new radio play being put together in Melbourne.
Wednesday 24 September evening: Opening night of Tomokazu Matsuyama's exhibition opening at Lesley Kehoe Galleries.
Wednesday 1 October: Peter Allan, an independent candidate for the Northern Metropolitan Region in Victoria's upcoming State Election.
It's not done yet, this rollercoaster ride and I'm not getting off any time soon.