Do you have any evil plans?
My first evil plan was devised over seven years ago when I left the rat race only six months out of University and into the first “job” of my career. Spending six months in an office without a window was enough for me. It meant six months sitting in traffic jams and commuting over an hour each way. That was enough for me. I’ve never looked back.
It I hadn’t had some sort of a plan, seven years ago, I’d still be sitting in that office without a window staring at that brutal taupe colored walls. I’d still be dreading that same brutal commute each day and listening to the same ole FM morning shows.
Hugh MacLeod‘s newest book hit the shelves the other day, “Evil Plans: Having Fun on the Road to World Domination” and I had a chance to blaze through it last night. It was so good, I’m reading it again today.
The word evil has the connotation of meaning that something is profoundly immoral, wrong, and malevolent. When Hugh teaches us about evil plans, the word isn’t meant to be understood in that sense.
Instead, Hugh says evil plans are your own plans. Your own secret little plans to create the life you’ve been dreaming of. Your own secret plans to escape the cubicle and do what you love. Your own secret plans to step off the treadmill and bow out of the rat race.
Every day, I find myself talking to people looking for a map, or for a quick-fix, or a fast solution to changing their lives. It’s the wrong approach.
Sometimes you just need to be inspired. Sometimes you just need a kick in the butt. But honestly, all you really need is your own evil plan. This book can help.