Ten years is a long time. I look back at the last ten years of my life and think of all that I have achieved, all that I have learned, all that I have gained. I can see the many smiles and happy times.
The first time I held my son and the immense and overwhelming elation I felt. The many times I travelled overseas, spending time exploring far-flung places with my best friends. The moment I decided I would never earn someone else’s money again and chose to start down the road of self-employment.
It is fair to say I have been truly fortunate and blessed and I am grateful for many things.
With every success comes sacrifice, and the last ten years has held some very dark moments for me. The heartbreak, the bouts of prolonged depression and the many tears I have cried. Looking back, I can also see the missed opportunities, the times that I should have pursued things further and with more rigour.
I look back and see that I have wasted a lot of time. I look back and I realise that ten years really is a long time.
What is the #tenyearproject?
The #tenyearproject is a social experiment where I will document everything I do over the next ten years by way of this blog, YouTube and Instagram.
I am currently 31. This will run until I am 41. In that time, I have set myself some goals which I will share as the journey unfolds.
I want to see how much impact I can make in a ten-year period. I want to see how much I can grow my following, taking myself from relative obscurity to hopefully having a strong and loyal audience.
I want to share my successes and share in others’ success. I want to inspire people wherever possible and if I can, help people realise their dreams.
Most importantly, the #tenyearproject is for me. To give me something to focus on if moments of depression hit and also for me to track all of my efforts. Using the blog and social media platforms I have a real opportunity to create a roadmap where I can identify moments of positive change with complete clarity.
In doing so I will be able to write a book at the end of my #tenyearproject that will possibly help someone else to reach their goals.
Shape Your Own Destiny
I believe that this experiment will prove that you can have anything you set your mind to. I think with the right attitude, dedication, hard-work and group of people around you, that you can write your own story.
The main purpose of the #tenyearproject is;
- To provide an unfiltered look at a human life over the course of ten years – regardless of what happens along the way!
- Share my achievements and look at the obstacles needed to overcome to reach them.
- Promote a positive message to help others achieve their goals, dreams and aspirations.
I think too many people struggle with life because they feel they don’t have choices. I would like to see if we do have choices and what happens if we take the path less taken. Follow me now on Instagram and get involved with my #tenyearproject and follow my amazing journey wherever it takes me.
I aim to keep this journey entertaining, positive and thought-provoking. Ten years is a long time, long enough for me to achieve all of my dreams. Now, let’s hope I don’t die in the next ten years!