And I’m talking about the Academy Awards a year ago – 2014. I rarely watch them and for some reason (it was meant to be) tuned to them that night. I was home alone, just doing things around the house so kept the television on the whole evening. I was interested in the Best Actor award because Matthew McConaughey was nominated and he is, after all, a Texan. I didn’t see the movie Dallas Buyers Club, but I was living in Dallas at the time the film was set so I felt a small connection to his nomination. He did win the award and I am so glad I stayed up for the moment and to hear his acceptance speech. It changed my life. Do you know what he said?
He said every day he needs 3 things:
1) Someone to look up to
2) Something to look forward to
3) Something to chase
This gave me pause. Something to chase. Wow.
I realized that I had two out of the three in my life but I needed and wanted the third. For all of us (not just the male gender) there is the thrill of the chase.
I’ve created a simple worksheet for you to print if you’d like to have a place to “noodle” and think and write your own answers to these three questions. Who do you look up to? Do you have something regularly to look forward to? And….is it time for you to chase something? Something that gets all of your creative energies flowing and makes you wake up easier in the a.m. and look forward to the next day because there is more to
ponder and plan
and strategize and create
and build and learn
and stretch and grow
and falter and wonder
if you are cut out for this
and there is a BIG YES in your heart because you are called to this.
Think about it ~ the thrill of the chase. Here’s to the joy of making it happen!
Ps. Me? After hearing that fateful speech I began to put in motion specific plans to leave my job of 10.5 years to focus exclusively on my own business.
A big step? You bet.
Intimidating? A little.