I talked to the Cheetah today. He has visited my dreams before, along side some other animals like the Whale and the Eagle. But today he showed up solo and he talked for the first time.
All he said was, “Purpose is speed.”
I have been feeling under the gun lately and behind on all my deadlines. Before when I’d see him, I thought it was a symbol for utilizing speed. Like the message was that I have speed or am built for speed so I can afford to push it a little harder.
But today was different. Purpose is speed. Have purpose, have speed. Speed is purpose. Cheetah is the fastest land animal and has speed to catch food or escape predators. Survival purpose. Great purpose.
I ended up with more questions than answers. Humans are asked to do more since our survival in suburbia is a little easier than living in the jungle. I thought I had purpose, could I have a misalignment? Could my purpose right now be incorrect or false? Or in the areas where I need things to hurry up, are my actions and thoughts and feelings not purposeful?
Maybe a little of everything. Lots to think about. But his words woke me up, that’s for sure.
My brother is a chef and the other day he had a pop up at our friends restaurant, Burgerlords. It was a full house. Got a few pics.
Earlier this summer, on a Saturday we took our Dad to the races. The next day we went to Palm Springs for my brother’s bday.
I been doing this dumb thing lately of posting random solo pics not in any chronological order. I gotta go back to posting everything and in order because it helps my brain and my work flow. Anyways, here’s a few posts to get me caught up.
Also if anyone has noticed, I have been cropping my verticals to 4×5. Yes, that is because that is the IG vertical image ratio. It actually works better for the blog too. The horizontals are at 5×7, probs my fave ratio.
In the last post I was writing about the journey vs the destination. The thrill of the chase is a phrase that comes to mind. In our case, the chase of freedom.
Years ago I read a book by Grant Cardone called “The 10X Rule”. He is basically saying 10x everything you are doing and it will get you to where you want to go faster. It’s a good book for motivation. He says 10x-ing everything will build a fire so big that they (the world) will be forced to notice.
I am mostly thinking about that fire. We all have a fire within, it’s what gets us out of bed. I’m thinking we get too busy and too stressed chasing what we want. Yet when we ignite the gigantic fire within, the success, romance, etc will start chasing us.
I forget that I experience this already in my work life. All the highest paying photo gigs I have gotten were also the easiest and funnest, the ones where they said, “Do whatever you want.” And all the awkward and least paying jobs were the ones I had to pitch, bid, compete, change my style, obey the art director, etc.
I think the lesson is quit chasing, fire it up, and let them chase you. Not just in work, but in life. Let’s try it.