Monday, March 25, 2013

What can Star Trek, Star Wars and J.J. Abrams teach us about setting goals?

Time for a little change of pace and today is going to be a short blog.

Did I just hear a huge sigh of relief? :-)

I saw a news article this morning where J.J. Abrams talks about helming both the Star Trek and Star Wars blockbuster franchises. In two words: he's excited. He's thrilled at being able to mold both fictional universes into visions that make him want to see the upcoming movies. As you all know, I blog about issues that inspire, excite and fill me with optimism. And what could be more optimistic than the human race spreading into the stars (maybe in a more Trek than Wars way :-)?

Imagine that. J.J. Abrams is in control of building both his real and imagined futures. If he does his job right, not only will he be able to cram even more money into his already bursting bank accounts, he'll also be able to enjoy the fictional realities that he creates.

Some day soon, I will get into production notes about both sci-fi extravaganzas, but for today I want to ask you one thing: don't you have the same control over your future as J.J. Abrams has over his?

A few days ago, I talked about what the new tech billionaires can us teach about choosing a life's direction and succeeding. It's not crazy, it's fact. Each of us is in control of his or her future, so why not make it one that thrills you and fills you with anticipation?

Sit down today and write down your wildest, craziest dreams...the ones that excite you, that make you wish somehow, someway you could be that person, do those things. And when chills are coursing up and down your spine and a smile is pasted across your face--

Promise yourself you'll do it!

Now, write down a step you can take today to make those dreams come true. Ignore your doubts, because you can find solutions to every challenge. You can find a way to make your own perfect movie.

Do one thing today. Do it!

Tomorrow? Just one more thing.

'See you in the theaters :-)


  1. I know I'll be looking forward to those movies when they come out. So glad they decided to continue making them!

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Suzie. I agree. Both Star Trek and Star Wars need to continue, and I definitely loved where J.J. Abrams took the last Star Trek :-)


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