Here’s the Plan: Be Awesome!

Life threw me a curveball. It happens. They say that “life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans”, I agree.

So, now that I am in a position to look at my options I have decided how I will deal with it. In the spirit of the incomparable Barney Stinson my decision is this, I choose to be awesome.

That’s right, from here on out I will be awesome. There are no other options.

I will be awesome when I wake up in the morning and get ready to go to work.

I will be awesome when I make my football picks every week in the office pool.

I will be awesome in my upcoming fantasy hockey draft.

I will be awesome as I write and brainstorm and kick ass.

In general I will just be awesome.

I’ve already started. Saturday I went out and got a much needed haircut and beard trim. Now I look younger, smoother, smarter, cleaner and less homeless. And more awesome.

Yesterday I did the grocery shopping, cleaned old stuff out of the fridge, made lunch and ate without spending extra money. And it tasted awesome.

I even bought granola bars and “Cup-a-Soup” to take to work for lunches. An awesome idea I believe.

Now, some of you may call all of these things responsible or normal or expected. But I’ve never been much of an adult when it came to smart things like this consistently. So I choose to call it awesome.

Wouldn’t everything feel like more of an accomplishment if we labelled it as awesome instead of a chore or boring or a pain in the ass?

Think about it. The oil needs changed in the car. You make the appointment, remember the appointment, get to the shop on time, have the cash available, and drink the crappy free coffee that you’re given – awesome!

And really, who doesn’t like feeling awesome. Nobody, that’s who!

That includes you and me. So why don’t we let ourselves feel it more often? Why do we feel the need to get into ruts of regularity? I mean, I know why we do the regular things, but shouldn’t we feel good about doing the expected and necessary? I say yes. We should praise ourselves, pat ourselves on the back (just don’t hurt yourself) and generally take credit for running our lives.

We are awesome!

Yesterday I tweeted (@phjoshua) “You know who’s awesome? Everyone, just give them a chance to show you.”

And I very much believe that. There isn’t one of us who doesn’t do something awesome every day.

So here’s my plan moving forward: Be Awesome!

If you want to be awesome with me, come on over. If you don’t feel like you’re awesome, I’m sorry but we can’t hang out right now and I’m going to refer you to a special program here.

Right now I’ve only got time for the awesome!

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10 comments on Here’s the Plan: Be Awesome!

  1. Ten says:

    I don’t think you ever STOPPED being awesome!!

    Glad to hear you’ve got your chin up and are grabbing life by the balls 😛
    XO

  2. Joshua says:

    Thanks Tenners! Miss you, we should catch up soon.

  3. Sean Boulton says:

    Awe – wait for it – some post. Very creative and all that good stuff! Plus, legitimately, actually thought-provoking. This is going to stick with me for a bit.

    Have to confess, though – when I saw that ‘everyone’s awesome’ tweet yesterday, my first thought was “have to assume he’s someone who’s never been through a nasty divorce”. ;>)

    1. Joshua says:

      This is true… there’s never been paperwork involved. But you know what, I’m not a grudges kind of guy (except for maybe 2) so those people are still awesome in their own way.

  4. pleb says:

    It feels like I’ve come across this blog before on but after looking at some of the articles I realized it’s new to
    me. Still, I’m going to bookmark this blog and start coming here regularly.

    1. Joshua says:

      Thanks for checking in. I hope you like the new stuff that I’ve got coming up!

  5. Kristy Denardis says:

    Thank’s great post.

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Here’s the Plan: Be Awesome!

Life threw me a curveball. It happens. They say that “life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans”, I agree.

So, now that I am in a position to look at my options I have decided how I will deal with it. In the spirit of the incomparable Barney Stinson my decision is this, I choose to be awesome.

That’s right, from here on out I will be awesome. There are no other options.

I will be awesome when I wake up in the morning and get ready to go to work.

I will be awesome when I make my football picks every week in the office pool.

I will be awesome in my upcoming fantasy hockey draft.

I will be awesome as I write and brainstorm and kick ass.

In general I will just be awesome.

I’ve already started. Saturday I went out and got a much needed haircut and beard trim. Now I look younger, smoother, smarter, cleaner and less homeless. And more awesome.

Yesterday I did the grocery shopping, cleaned old stuff out of the fridge, made lunch and ate without spending extra money. And it tasted awesome.

I even bought granola bars and “Cup-a-Soup” to take to work for lunches. An awesome idea I believe.

Now, some of you may call all of these things responsible or normal or expected. But I’ve never been much of an adult when it came to smart things like this consistently. So I choose to call it awesome.

Wouldn’t everything feel like more of an accomplishment if we labelled it as awesome instead of a chore or boring or a pain in the ass?

Think about it. The oil needs changed in the car. You make the appointment, remember the appointment, get to the shop on time, have the cash available, and drink the crappy free coffee that you’re given – awesome!

And really, who doesn’t like feeling awesome. Nobody, that’s who!

That includes you and me. So why don’t we let ourselves feel it more often? Why do we feel the need to get into ruts of regularity? I mean, I know why we do the regular things, but shouldn’t we feel good about doing the expected and necessary? I say yes. We should praise ourselves, pat ourselves on the back (just don’t hurt yourself) and generally take credit for running our lives.

We are awesome!

Yesterday I tweeted (@phjoshua) “You know who’s awesome? Everyone, just give them a chance to show you.”

And I very much believe that. There isn’t one of us who doesn’t do something awesome every day.

So here’s my plan moving forward: Be Awesome!

If you want to be awesome with me, come on over. If you don’t feel like you’re awesome, I’m sorry but we can’t hang out right now and I’m going to refer you to a special program here.

Right now I’ve only got time for the awesome!

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