On Being Brave
I am not change adverse. I change all the time, jobs, homes, cities, states. Sometimes people view that as being brave. Sometimes people view it as being weak. It is all perspective. We are who we are and those who try to define us really have no say in the matter.
I am who I was in sixth grade, just taller and I’d like to believe smarter. I’m still the same person who would get sick on the first day of school, just with the ability to hide my nervousness better. I’m still the same person who craves stability, just with the knowledge now that we have very little control in this life no matter how much we’d like to pretend we do.
I am almost always nervous or scared on some shadow level. I am brave though because I am the only one who knows it.
A beautiful, talented, under utilized, under appreciated friend said yesterday she is making “drastic changes.” My response to that is “YAY!” Sometimes we need to jump to rise up out of our funk. I think a post from Dr. Bryan Schuetz says it best. The good doctor’s post include the following (some I’ve paraphrased.)
As Jack London said:
“I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.”
Need help getting ready to jump? 1) Know your dream. 2) Protect your dream. 3) “Live your dream as if your life depends on it, because it really does.” ~Dr. Bryan Schuetz
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I came across the picture and quote below today. Is it time to pull the trigger on some change action you’ve been thinking about and/or discussing? The truth is that there is no amount of discussion, thought or planning that will guarantee what you want. The only way to find out how it ends, is to start down the path.
Want to lose weight? Do the yoga plow pose and have a roll of fat from your gut right up in your face.
Now the example of the woman above shows you the pose part not the fat part. I could show you the fat part, but trust me…you do not want to see it. I don’t want to see it and it is my fat.
This is all an excellent reminder that to address any change, we must first acknowledge the need/issue is there, right in front of our face waiting to be changed. The only thing it is waiting on is our action.