Where I Tell You I Lied.

I said "I'm writing a book on engaged journeys," but I'm not. I lied.

Truth is I'm not sure what I'm writing about, other than it has something to do with innovation and wrangling the new: product, process, idea into being, in a big way.

Big, meaning your journey does more then get you to point B, which is a kind of small result as I see it. A big result rather ensures you arrive at journey's end having more ease, confidence, purpose, impact, aliveness and yes, real money. 

It's not just success we're after, it's transformative, or high-level success.

Why have a strategy of going for B, and only after achieving B, attempting C?

Then only after achieving C, D. And then only after D, P?

Why settle for B when C, D, P and Z are also possible, and possible to achieve at the same time?  And even versions of these letters you never imagined?

Just sayin'.

The point of today's post is not really to tell you all that I lied, but to illustrate a key feature of a big journey.

Big journeys should have fuzzy endpoints.

Yes. Declare boldly and clearly what your vision is at the outset. I'm just saying if you want your journey, and your prize at the end to be "big," achieving way more than you could have imagined, allow that it might take you somewhere other than where you thought you were going.

Starting off at point A, heading toward point B, but in full awareness that point D exists too, even if you have no idea what it is at the moment.

If you are too narrowly focused on B, you miss D, or even E or F, all potentially better endpoints with multiple and superior outcomes.

Big journeys require that you boldly set out to where you think you're going, while holding the destination lightly.

Because a light touch cultivates a receptive attitude. This means you're not only heads-down toward the goal, but heads up, taking in the many course corrects, lessons and opportunities to up-level that will absolutely present as you go.

And it means you're open to more than just your vision, which however grand, pales in comparison to your vision joined to the many brilliances that hang, like sweet-bursting fruit, along the way. For the taking.

Fuzzy endpoints.