I spent another week in San Francisco, last week. I loved every minute of it and had some very special moments, things that I can’t ever forget. I learned a lot about myself and my Myers-Briggs personality type (ENFP), through leadership training. I also had a few days on my own that were booked solid of things that I was doing, which included running Crissy Field (picture below), near the Golden Gate bridge.
Some of the trip highlights
Running to Crissy Field, along the east and north coast of San Francisco
Me with my Myser-Briggs type and name for leadership training, in the San Francisco Marriott hotel
Roaming the streets of San Francisco – one of my favorite activities, whether I’m walking or running
The power of intention
I learned a lot about the power of intention while in San Francisco and about being surprised. When you think you know what is going to happen next, prepare for a surprise. I made an intention at my leadership training that was very specific and clear. A day later, that intention materialized, and I was pretty stunned. Part of my journey in life seems to be seeing what this materialized intention ends up being in my life. I don’t know what to make of it, except to explore it. I’ll write more about it specifically as things unfold.
No more Tinder or online profiles
I removed my Tinder and online profiles for dating. Over the last 6 months, I feel I’ve learned what I needed to in that area and am ready for something – someone to share experiences with. Part of my intention was in this area, and maybe I’ll find success here. I feel it’s time to take the lessons I learned and to start seeing where this might lead.
Overall, I feel gratitude and that a new phase of my life is about to begin. When I got out on my own in October, 2014, I couldn’t have imagined everything that would happen in the last 6 months. It was scary to go out on my own then – a giant leap of faith that somehow, that decision was the best. I have no doubt that the next 6 months are going to help me become the next stronger version of myself.
Take the shot
It’s in my DNA to take the shot. It’s scary. It’s risky. And that’s how it should be. For without that, whatever I am taking the shot toward would not really become a part of who I am. Nothing easy or handed to us becomes a part of who we are. It’s like trying to apply a piece of paper to us and have it stick -vs- using a sticker that has strong adhesive.
As a man, it’s my responsibility to take this risk and shoulder the burden, even if I am burned again and again, for it is the person you become through your attempts that matters the most in anything you do. True connection is a side benefit of being the next strongest version of yourself, able to handle it. I may fail at this, but my focus will be on giving it my best with who I am right now. I’m excited to make the attempt :).
- In San Francisco, Traveling On My Own, Part 2
- Who Is She?
- In San Francisco, Traveling On My Own, Part 1
- Getting Stronger
- Take the Shot