Last week, I took this picture of a sign on a front door in Martha’s Vineyard.
“Gone sailing, back @ 4PM.” How magical is that?
How much whimsy is contained in such a small piece of paper?
How long did someone dream about saying that?
How many months or years did a small business owner work on a goal until it finally happened?
How long did they push and strive until, on a weekday where most people are unhappy at jobs, they’re out sailing?
We all have a sign like that in our lives.
Mine said “Gone writing,” but I didn’t hang it up for years.
Maybe your sign says, “Gone painting” or “Gone building a business” or “Gone getting in shape” or “Gone writing a book.”
That’s all a goal is, a simple sign we hope to hang on the front door of our life someday.
Do you already know it? Is there one clear, bright idea you just can’t deny any longer? Or are there too many all at once, your goals tangled up on top of each other until it feels impossible to actually start one?
I ask because this year I met 3,500 people who wrote new signs. They decluttered houses and started businesses and wrote books and recorded albums and lost weight and did a thousand other things. Not overnight, but through a 30-day process I call “The 30 Days of Hustle.”
I don’t know what the sign on your front door will say, but I know you need to make one.
Goals we refuse to chase don’t disappear. They become ghosts that haunt our quiet moments.
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If you’re ready, or even just a little bit curious, don’t miss the last 30 Days of Hustle of 2016. It starts in a few weeks.
We’re going to write some new signs for some new doors.
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