Enterprise – /ˈen(t)ərˌprīz/ (noun): a project or undertaking typically one that is difficult or requires effort.
Folks please note that I have officially adopted the word as if no one has ever coined it for themselves. But I am now, and there’s nothing you can do to stop me.
There is this underlying urgency to become great; and for some greater than what they already are. Kudos to you. Yet this sense of urgency is both thrilling and nauseating or better described as a tip-toe on eggshells while mumbling under your breath like a angry old man who doesn’t understand why he hasn’t won the lottery yet. And mind you, I’m not sure why he hasn’t but the frustration is all the same.
The premise of needing to grow, needing to succeed, needing to learn the limits of our own whits is at times the most unbearable task that many face on a day-to-day basis.
You’re almost 30, no kids, no 401k but as the starving artist you are and as the god you claim to be… you hold onto the last bit of hope that soon, this will be all in the past.
And when I say you, I mean me.
So after rolling around in self-pity for the past couple of days, I decided to learn a new skill. One that will someday contribute to the plethora of things I assume I’m good at.
And that new skill being; After Effects.
Someone must have hit the refresh button on my mind, as if it felt like new found territory. I discovered a new land, one that I will lolly-gag through until I grasp it’s full-purpose and become a master of it.
May this be the way to dodge our day-to-day crisis? Not After Effects, but trying new and foreign things? It’s basic fundamentals, right?
But what I’m trying to get at is more trying to expanding the Enterprise you play in. Kids would take legos and build upon their ships or houses, making them bigger and cooler. Can that same fundamental be applied to finding our niche? Dabbling in other pools until we get the gist of the perfect backstroke.
I think so.