Welcome to Quixoting™ and thanks for the visit! Quixoting (pronounced key-ho-ting) is based on the story of Don Quixote. A character best known for being delusional. But here we admire his daring to take action. Because ideas or creative work left in a bottom drawer will never be seen by the eyes of the world. And that is a shame.
So this site has two objectives. First to share our new ideas with the world. Second, to inspire you to take action on them. Along the way, we'll ponder the meaning of life, explore creativity, discuss being an entrepreneur and, yes, have a little bit of fun.
Look down the right sidebar for a list of your favorite posts so far and for posts from my idea book - ideas that you can launch right now!
So if you've read this blog you understand that it is based on the story of Don Quixote. His desire to take action on things he believed in makes him a great symbolic mentor.
Of course you can argue about his mental state if you'd like...
I'd like to say also that life is full of nudgings. Where they come from, I cannot be sure.
But Quixoting came to me over a few months. OK. 240 months.
As the time to act got closer I had a number of big indicators. Signs. Telling me it was time.
So I started writing both blogs (this + Tim's Strategy) and the nudgings come more often. I must be doing something right!
Well, a few weeks ago, a good friend suggested a movie for me. Made in 1964 and starring Anthony Quinn and Alan Bates, the movie is Zorba The Greek.
It tells the story of a man (Bates)who travels to the island of Crete to manage land owned by his deceased father. Zorba (Quinn) meets him in a bar prior to departure when the boat has to wait for weather to clear. Zorba is looking for work.
There is a great mismatch here as the man is uptight. Zorba, on the other hand, is impulsive - an adventurous soul.
Near the end of the movie, there is a great line I wanted to share with you that fits beautifully with the philosophy here at Quixoting:
(Zorba speaking) "Dammit Boss. I like you too much not to say it. You've got everything except one thing. Madness. A man needs a little madness. Or else ... He never dares cut the rope and be free."