Tuesday, January 15, 2013

giving myself a pep talk




i am working hard at not letting my actions (or inactions as the case may be) be driven by fear and worry. because i don't believe that's the recipe for success. to succeed you have to dare, you can't hold back, just because you're worried. because it closes you off and you give off big waves of desperation. and i want to be open, not closed and i most definitely do not want to be desperate. i want to soar, not stay on the ground. i want to dare, not cower on the sidelines. i want to open new doors and to do that, some must close. and stay closed. i want to walk the tightrope without a safety net. i'm coming to think it's the only way.

and we don't have to be completely without a safety net if we choose the right people to walk the rope with. they can be a safety net of sorts. and if we're lucky, we might even be able to fly.

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apropos worries and fears...
what *should* we be worried about? that's edge's question for 2013.
here are some answers.

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i guess we should have realized that color is the stuff of consumerism.

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i love the work of nathan sawaya - he's a LEGO artist, but he doesn't drink the kool-aid work for them.
here's the interesting article where i learned of him.

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*these snow photos are from this morning. when the sun was on its way up. they don't really have anything to do with the post. i just liked them. they feel peaceful to me.

3 comments:

Bill Stankus said...

Ah, that safety net.

It's a different type of bravery to walk on a wire or jump into a dark place without a lifeline.

My instincts say, don't worry if a safety net is there or not.

Selfishness is necessary for risk and capturing thee prize.

Michelle in Madison said...

Don't beat yourself up for inaction. I think inaction is your intuition speaking. If you can be sure that inaction is not simply procrastination, then all that remains is to figure out what your intuition is saying that causes the inaction. You may, in fact, be very wise in this inaction.

Molly said...

Print this and stick somewhere where you'll read it every day. Or come back here and read it often, I know I will.