"Plan with audacity. Execute with vigor" Christian Neville Bovee
I fear this is going to be a very weird post so stay with me at your own peril.
I plan to be rich. Extremely rich. So that I can buy the things that I want. Like a house which is so green the garden plants will fight to stay indoors. In case you're wondering, I'm talking environmentally friendly green.
Container homes at The Daily Green
Image from Canada's Bark Design Collective
I also want to be rich so that I can give people - my family and friends and anyone else who could do with some help - things that they want and things that they need, like money, for instance, or a house, or to set them up so they can pursue their passions.
And I want to be rich so that I can travel to places in the world where I can have experiences that I imagine having. Like walking through temperate forests during spring or fall and gazing at mountains veiled in mist as I lose myself and sitting on soft, fresh grass by cold streams, watching their water gurgle and slide and cuddling up or dancing around a warm outdoor fire and listening to a haunting medieval flute and the soul-piercing runs and sustains on a guitar played by people whose souls desire to be nowhere else, doing nothing else.
But this plan of mine. I'll have to be honest. I don't really have one. All I have is an intention. An intention to have all the money I want to do all the things that I want to do. Unless, of course, there is a way of doing all the things I want to do without money. If so, can someone please show me the way?
So, here I am, a head full of intention and empty of plan. If I keep writing, will someone sign me up for a book deal? Might that be a plan? Would it be good enough? Robust enough?
It seems a very thin plan indeed. Not enough oomph and guts. It seems too, mmm, easy. Could that be what makes my plan audacious? To make it so easy that it will have everyone telling me what a completely pie-in-the-sky plan it is and that it's got about as much as a snowball's chance in hell? That even a snowball would have better chances?
Shall I be audaciously simple and simple-minded with my plan? Would that be enough audacity? Or is there a certain kind of audacity that I must have? Or more simple-mindedness that I need to bring to my plan to make it audacious?
Does audacity require extremity? Do I have to be extreme in my simple-mindedness? That can't be too difficult, surely? And surely that's something I could execute with vigor? No? I'd be grateful for any suggestions.