I feel particularly lucky in life. A lot of my dreams have become a reality.
I wanted to create additional revenue stream from my online creativity so that I would be able to quit my job. I did it. I wanted to teach myself how to improvise on the organ. I did it. I wanted to start drawing every day. I did it. I wanted to start being more active physically. I’m doing it. I wanted to write books and publish them on Amazon. I did it.
Some of my ideas have not come true, though.
About 13 years ago I started practicing Karate but didn’t last long. I wanted to create one music composition a day but couldn’t keep up the pace (I will figure out how to do it without burning myself out soon, I promise). I wanted to teach myself Swedish and Italian but lost motivation.
I didn’t get lucky in those areas. Maybe in others, too. I have a track record of not finishing what I start.
Here’s the thing: I didn’t know what will work out and what won’t in advance. I just did it.
At the time all of the ideas seemed equally valid. But some ideas stuck more than others. For some reason I keep doing some creative activities every day.
I got lucky with those.
But of course I can’t get lucky, if I’m not playing, can I?
So it’s OK to try a lot of things. To keep looking for your purpose. To be open for your curiosity to take you wherever it wants to go.
I know some people who wouldn’t even play. So they can’t get lucky no matter how much they dream. No matter how much they want success and happiness, they can’t win in the game of life unless they play. Maybe it’s not their time yet. Maybe they will break out free later.
So this morning I stood up in front of my writing stand and banged out these words on the keyboard for you. In about 10 minutes I will edit this thoughts and publish them online for the world to see together with a Pinky and Spiky comic strip I drew the day before. I don’t know if they will lead anywhere. I don’t know if I’ll get lucky this time.
All I know is that I have to keep playing.