Was it a dream? Was I chosen to participate on Project Runway? Oh, wait, no, that was my 13 year-old daughter who designed, sketched and requested a Hunger Games costume for the midnight premier showing.
I hadn’t read the books but didn’t need to. Melea read them all three times and quoted the whole thing-start to finish. I was rather pleased with the results. And, quite impressed with myself that it was finished on Monday before the Thursday showing. (miracle of miracles) Only thing left to find on Wednesday was shoes. On a necessary trip down the road to the “big city” (no, not Atlanta, but Gainesville), we found the perfect pair waiting for us at Goodwill and for only $5.95! Perfect match to complement the outfit and perfect challenge for the basketball player to learn a new way to walk. 🙂
Yes, I was impressed with our success with Project Runway. But even more impressed with the execution of another “project.” I had watched my daughter “think big.”
According to Michael Hyatt, Intentional Leadership, on a recent “This is your life” podcast, he gave seven keys to thinking big and I had watched her execute them (without listening to the podcast!).
- Imagine the possibilities. (she imagined meeting at friend’s house for the dressing up part, then going to the movie with her costume-adorned friends with great flare and then continuing the adventure at Waffle House afterwards! yes, it was 2:45am, oh, think of the possibilities)
- Write down your dream. (she sketched her dream)
- Connect with what is at stake. (she wanted it for opening night with her friends who too would wear costumes, it had to be done)
- Outline what would have to be true. (we would need supplies, time to create, …)
- Decide what you can do to affect the outcome. (get the materials and
nag, nag, ask me to make it)
- Determine when this will happen. (by Thursday’s show at midnight)
- Review your goals daily. (this was easy-it only took two days, one of gathering materials and cutting the pattern out and one for putting it together)