In an effort to make a conscious decision on the direction of my life, I have decided to write a manifesto. In The Motivation Manifesto, Brendon Burchard presents the questions below and so I have decided to start there and I would like to invite anyone interested, to start with me. To quote Mr. Burchard, “Let us take back our day tomorrow by scribing our dreams tonight.”
What am I really after in Life?
What do I truly want to create and contribute?
What kind of person do I want to show the world each day?
What types of persons shall I love and enjoy life with?
What great cause will keep me going when I feel weak or distracted?
What shall be my ultimate legacy?
What steps must I take to begin and sustain these efforts?
What will I orient my days to accomplishing this week? This month? This year?
I’m after Freedom; freedom to be the person I am growing to be, freedom to say no to that which does not serve me (regardless of expectation), freedom to pursue that which does serve me, and freedom to love in all the ways I wish to. Freedom to make mistakes.
I truly want to create my own happiness and inspire others to do the same. I want to share my happiness, which is often rooted in my artistic work, with the world and I want to help as many people as I can to eliminate the needless suffering in their lives.
I want to show the world a person who loves; someone who cares about creating and maintaining relationships with others. I want to show the world a person of perseverance; someone who doesn’t let fear or failure get in the way of chasing their happiness. I want to show the world a person who never takes anything personally, never makes assumptions, is impeccable with their word, and always tries their best. I want to show the world a person that can fly.
I want to love and enjoy life with the dreamers and the doers, with people living in their truth, with people who meet me halfway, with adventurers.
The greatest cause that will keep me going when i feel weak or distracted is eliminating suffering on this planet.
My ultimate legacy; they told him he couldn’t do it, so he not only did it, but was the best at it.
I need to focus in, to become more specific with my short term goals that will lead to my long term goals. I need to surrender control in certain areas of my life. I need to be more trusting. I need to recognize opportunity when it’s in front of me. I need to try things I’ve convinced myself somehow aren’t for me. I need to check in with myself on a regular basis and evaluate my adherence to my plan and if my plan needs to change. I need to stop chasing money.
This week, I need to finish my application for an international artist residency, this month, I need to begin rehearsing for the performances I have coming up, and this year I need to achieve some sort financial stability and realize a clear plan for moving forward as someone who works solely as an artist.