MKE Week 1- BURN THESE SHIPS!

The Master Key Experience begins anew at a very poignant time. I'm happily embarking on a lot of NEW; a lot of UNKNOWN and I choose BOLDNESS as my chief tool along the way. I will CONTRIBUTE. I will CONNECT. I will CONQUER!

I've spent the majority of my life doing the best with what I knew. From late adolescence forward, I knew that the outcome of my life relied to a great extent on fate! However the wind might blow, favoring me or repeling me- I could only hope for the best. Others had more control over outcomes, or at least someone had more control over their outcomes! But me? No,  I was different. I emanate from different beginnings. And therefore, I could only hope for the best. 

In the past year I have changed much. I have become more self-directed and less caught up in polling others to try to decide what was right for me. As a result here are the things I am experiencing right now. I have just earned a compensated leadership role in the international networking organization I belong to. I am on the verge of hiring a business/publishing/public speaking coach. And I am in discussions about buying a local art gallery that I love that is highly acclaimed in my area.  If anyone would have told me  a year ago that these three things would be happening right now, I would have laughed about how wonderful such a thing would be. But here I am! And it's real! 

Do I know the source of funding all of this? No. Have I checked in with everyone and anyone that crosses my path to see what they think about my ideas? Not a chance!  Do I fear the risks involved in giving these things a shot, especially all at once? Not really. I balance it all with a slight emphasis on risk assessment and realize that, in the big scheme of things, the risk of going for it is quite minimal. It is the risk of never trying that is SO much greater! 

One thing I do know with great certainty. I am going after it all with the greatest of gusto, because I have BURNED THE SHIPS! Failure is no option. Where else would I rather be? 

Conventional wisdom says you should have a backup in case you can't achieve your goal. But sometimes, the best motivation can be to get rid of any safety net and leave yourself no choice apart from achieving your goals.

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Rebecca Ann

I'm a recovering perfectionist cultivating joy, adventure and passion by observing and learning from and through my varying environments. I live unapologetically, yet humble; adventurously yet calculating of risks; creatively while forever working to enlarge my patience to continuously learn new things, within and without.

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