Who likes things to stay as they are? Everything you know is changing on a daily basis. We should change everything at least once in 10 years, right? Better every day, it’s really simple:When you wake up in the morning hungry for a change, with a passion to eliminate everything wasting your time and living someone else’s life, or perhaps a muse enters your life, or when your life hits you – your brain gets empty and virgin as January snow – no thoughts, no dogma, no foreign worries and noisy opinions. You throw out all your dream dictionaries, all your prejudgments and illusions and only then you are ready to reach the power of dreams, the courage to follow your heart.
Remember what you truly want to become, to have, to experience? You take the first step, the first mile. Maybe you trip and fall over after hundred miles, you slip and fall after three hundred, but after the first thousand you get experienced, you forget about riding and start to feel the road, the wind, the fresh mountain, almost like flying, the routine heaviness is replaced by innovative lightness.
Those who make every day a new day and don’t take everything for granted, they will be successful. The confident ones, who believe that “the dots will connect down the road” as Steve Jobs used to say, the “mad ones, who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones that never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn..” as Jack Kerouac used to say – they will survive.
Try to rethink everything, everyday! You think “recession” can help you change your mind? No, you have to free your mind to live and work from wherever you like, whenever you want, to clear out the old and make a way for the new. You’ve got to find what you love and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you love and what you dreamed for. If you still haven’t found what you are looking for – keep looking.
If you thought you’ve found it, you’ll want to become an “expert” in your field without being a genius or talent. Maybe you will, “it’s the hours that you put in to become a phenom”, as the inventor of the 10000 hour rule Malcolm Gladwell says, it takes approximately 10000 hours of deliberate practice to master a skill or approximately 5 years of full-time employment to become proficient in your field.
For example the skills and joy of riding an enduro. Adventure sports bikes are currently the fastest-growing market sector in motorcycling. At 37% up on last year they are flicking two long-suspended fingers. The latest Transalp will thud dependably over the horizon for at least another 10 years, mile after mile. It’s a Honda, so it’ll run forever and since it’s got 20 years of refinement behind it nothing will fall off.
So, we have miles to go. See ya on the road!