A plane disappears over the Pacific. Military might gathers at the borders of the Ukraine. Radioactive waste is scheduled to hit the shore. People sharpen their spears and beat their drums.
It’s a place of danger.
A body lays face down in the water, motionless. Suspended. Timeless. Music builds –
And as the beat hits, you regain consciousness.
That’s where we are right now: The world ratchets up a day at a time, yet most of us yawn, eat our cholesterol free oatmeal, and head about our day. We put one foot in front of the other because that’s what we’ve been told. We head down that path, and before long, we find ourselves displaced. Our boss bored. Our spouse bored. You, bored.
In order to shake it up, maybe you need to uncover your inner-Bourne. Maybe you need a few false passports or a loaded Walther PPK. Light the stack of bills or the stack of paperwork on fire and head out on a secret mission. Rethink and re-examine. Be a little bit more dangerous.
Here’s 5 Reasons why adding a little danger might help you:
- Better Stories. I just back back from Mexico with my family. The best times we had were the unchartered and the unplanned. The part where we ran with packs of dogs or had to remain perfectly still next to jellyfish. That’s the part we’ll talk about years from now.
- Better Business. In order to really own your biz success, you’ll need an edge. A perspective. A sharpness that cuts through dullness. A little danger.
- Better Clarity. Nothing amps up your senses and your ability to see then a little adrenalin rush.
- Better Creativity. Stuck in a rut?
- Risk Aversion. Believe it or not, staying on the path you’re on right now might be the most risky thing you’ve ever done, especially if it’s just following someone else’s dream. So shake it up – and strive to look back on 2014 with a smile.
ACTION ITEM: Write the first scene of your action flick. Then act it out. Remember: one of our greatest enemies we all face is the status quo. Slay that dragon.
Author: Chris Donaldson
Chris Donaldson is Executive Producer at HCFmedia. Can film making change the world? The Short Answer: Yes.