Project: Jack Collier

I you try you risk failure, if you don’t you ensure it.

In order to truly become a better man I’ve had to fall back on some of my past strengths and abilities.  Back in the day, I was paid stupid amounts of money to invent, develop, organise, and run major projects ~ ergo I’ve decided that I should treat my becoming the better man as a project.  Think about it, it sort of makes good sense.

It is less about becoming a better person, and more of being better, as a person.  ~  J.R. Rim

This self-improvement, and self-development project would seem to have the following elements;

  • Embrace change to avoid slipping back into my old, negative patterns of behaviour.
  • Have more confidence and self-reliance in my own innate abilities.
  • I should always speak up for myself, and always speak the truth, strive to communicate well with others, especially with those I care for.
  • Keep my close relationships in focus, neither neglect the people I care about, nor have unrealistic expectations of them.
  • Conversely, have increasingly ambitious expectations of myself, and what I will be able to achieve.
  • Get some balance and stability into my life ~ and I may need a lot of help with this.
  • Remain grounded, balanced, and in control of my thoughts, feelings, and actions.
  • Be in touch with the Universe and accepting of the realities in every area of my life
  • Develop the endurance to plan and successfully achieve long term wants, needs, goals, desires, dreams, and ambitions.
  • Get fitter and healthier so that I have the controlled energy to make the fullest success of Project: Jack Collier.

Written down like that it seems I have a lot to work to do, and I’m certain that if I thought harder I could add more bullet points to that list.  But, 10 difficult things to work on is more than enough for now.

My Life is changing day to day, sometimes in small ways and sometimes in quite scary ways.  I need to find my path forward, and be the captain, master, and director of my own life.

It’s not about taking control of my life in the sense that I am trying to control everything and everyone around me, it’s about me deciding what it is that I really want, and then striving with everything I have to get it.  I I really want something, I should let nothing stand in my way.  My life is a reflection of my choices, and how I use my strengths and abilities to achieve success.

The goal of life purpose is not what you will create, but what it will make you into for creating it.  ~  Shannon L. Alder.

Some say that success is getting what you want.  And that happiness is wanting what you get.  All I know is that my strength will not come from winning, my strength will be the result of trying very hard.

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

parasailing was so far outside of my comfort zone that I didn’t try it

I should have

 

11 responses

  1. A great list, ‘twould be helpful to anyone who earnestly seeks personal growth (as opposed to Personal Growth 🙂 )

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  2. Bon chance mon ami!

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  3. This is another one of your posts I put a star next to in my inbox. Putting yourself on your project list is a scary great idea. Remembering the human part of the project is going to be the hard part–at least, it will be for me!

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    1. If i Can’t be better for myself, if I can’t be the better guy, then what worth am I?
      ❤ ❤ ❤

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      1. a LOT! You are wonderful. xoxoxo

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  4. This awareness is powerful and it is the process already unfolding. It does sometimes come in scary ways but I believe it leads to amazing life. Wish you the best!

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    1. Life is scary. I need to make good choices and not walk the dark path. Your good thoughts help me. ❤

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  5. Just remember progress not perfection. I struggle with that concept so if you do to just remember 😀

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    1. Yes. I’ve got to be perfect. That doesn’t work. ❤

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  6. We are all works in progress 🙂

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    1. Oh! I so forget that. ❤ ❤

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