I will plan nothing for 2018

January 3, 2018 0 comments


Since 2 years ago I started to make plans and to set many goals to achieve for the next years. Some of them became reality, but the vast majority are still dreams due to a number of different reasons which I do not want to expose here and now. They are irrelevant at this time.

Recently I started to read the Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes and it started to feel a little bit of a promising book on which I should base my living of 2018. I even managed to get some bits of advice and right now I’m thinking about “being too comfortable is what started all of this in the first place” and “continuing to say no was not going to get me anywhere at all”. One must start reading it in order to understand the full context of the decisions Shonda turned 180 degrees and accepted some great challenges.

So for the next year, I will try to do as much as I can as fast as I can and in the end I hope I will be amazed by what I have accomplished. Having no expectations cannot change or hurt me. Do not take me as a fool who’s not thinking about his future. I’m thinking about it a lot but maybe it’s time for a little pause. A year is not that much. In a way, this is something like Carpe diem. 

Jobs, family, relationships, travels, friendships, money, expectations. Nothing should be taken for granted and everything should be questioned because they are all transforming day after day without even realizing it.

These days jobs are changed very frequently, relatives fight, relationships come and go, new destinations arise at every step, old friendships fade and new ones are forged, money is spent on shitty and needless things, expectations are overrated.

For 2018 I will plan nothing in advance and I live every new moment as it comes, embrace it and hold it still in order to get the most out of it. When I will have something on my mind I will just act without fear or hesitation, even if the effect of that decision will be seen after a long period of time.

There’s one quote bumping into my head over and over again and I can’t let it go until I write it down. Some people are saying to aim for 100 rejections a year and right now it seems a pretty good piece of advice. Of course, there will be many rejections, but there will also be a handful of things that will make a person a thousand times happier.

Should I follow this path, should I make my year of yes? I don’t really know, but what I promise myself in this very moment is to live and enjoy my life expecting the unexpected.

Or is this also a plan? Expecting the unexpected. Meh… it doesn’t matter, I already made up my mind.

When you have no expectations and you’re doing something that won’t change the status quo what could go wrong?


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