August 13, 2021

Aim for Excitement

“Think excitement, talk excitement, act out excitement, and you are bound to become an excited person.”
― Norman Vincent Peale

Are you excited? Why or why not?

If you’re not excited, you’re probably bored.

Let’s forget about the boring and mundane. Paying the bills doesn’t excite anyone. Neither does browsing through Netflix for an hour in the hope of finding something interesting to watch. Find a way to minimize time spent on necessary tasks and eliminate unnecessary ones.

So, what would get you excited?

How about getting a shiny new laptop? Or maybe you could finally learn to play the guitar? What if you took a weeklong vacation? These would all excite a lot of people.

I’ll suggest a better approach. Focus on exciting experiences. Build a website over a weekend. Play the guitar for a campfire sing-along with friends. Spend a week in a national park.

Don’t worry if things go poorly. In the end, you’ll end up with a great story about your website of horrors, your off-key campfire choir, and how you learned to cook over a fire during a downpour.