Thursday, December 29, 2005

Prison Break

The gap between Christmas and New Year is like the void between Hot and Cold on the crap shower you last used when you stayed at somebody's house as a guest.

The beginning of December was testimony to how much I can acheive when disciplined and concentrated effort is applied in the correct direction. Yet now my days spent munching on brie and camembert biscuits in between playing Final Fantasy X and watching HBO's Rome and The Wire on my Apple Powerbook.

Simple statements of fact are as follow:

1. My choice of career and ambition exists in a very competitive field.

2. I have a great deal to learn before I can ever describe myself as skilled/talented.


It is quite clear to me that in order to achieve the seemingly impossible I must re-double my efforts again and treat this like a military exercise - or better yet, treat this like a prison break.

Here comes the magic.

The first obligation of a prisoner is to escape. If I was ever to find myself inside a prison with the need to escape I would have to come up with a serious plan and then be very disciplined in my approach. That is my benchmark of how much effort needs to be applied.

Effectively, I AM in a prison. I have somewhere I want to be, and it is not yet where I am. So, as 2006 approaches I need to be Napoleonic in my planning and approach. I need to utilise the resources available apply them in such a way that can acheive my objectives.

Over the coming days on my wall a master plan will be drawn out. And I will use this plan to focus my actions. There will be objectives and sub-objectives which will be constantly updated and refined- but overall there will be a target. And I've got not choice but to achieve this target.

Why? Because I choose to. And that has ALWAYS been the vital ingredient in everything I have ever accomplished.

Take it easy

x

6 Comments:

Blogger london cokehead said...

I asure you mate , you are not in prison ..

The similarities are not just , you are just , as they say .. finding your way along the edge of the media volcanic crator; just make sure you don't fall in now !!

12/30/2005 1:58 am  
Blogger Doom/Blondie said...

Prison was probably a bad metaphor - BUT useful to explain the level of dedication I would need IF I needed to escape from a prison.

Anyway, happy new year.

12/30/2005 1:58 pm  
Blogger RuKsaK said...

I like the analogy - go for it - get the fuck out of there!

And, Happy New Year!

12/31/2005 2:34 am  
Blogger RuKsaK said...

Doom - my counter stats tell me you were the first visitor to RuKsaK of 2006 - or at least someone from here anyway:

Happy New Year!!!!!!

12/31/2005 8:49 pm  
Blogger dotdotdot said...

Sounds like my plan for the next 3 months, although Auschwitz not prison would be a better analogy for my position.

My email as requested is kat@ratlab.co.uk.

Happy New Year!

1/01/2006 1:59 pm  
Anonymous mango said...

you can stop your boycott now.

genius shouldn't be rushed.

1/03/2006 2:15 am  

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