Posts Tagged‘inspiration’

The High Price of Self-Denial

“Dare Greatly,” “Dream Big,” “Just Do It.” These are the war cries of our times. I know this because I have all the throw pillows, athletic gear, and books. These ideas are powerful and they resonate deeply in many of us. Yet before we can even finish sewing the flag and assembling the marching band for battle, we become crippled by the real problem—we don’t know the thing, we are to just do; we don’t know what the big daring dream is. Dammit. How am I so sure this is the fundamental issue? Because if we really knew what we were here to do, we would just be doing it.…

HERE WE GO….

DAY 1. This is me with Wally and the first piece of furniture I have for my new office. Yes, it’s a big circle. We will get to that.  The grand struggle of my hair should be its own blog. There is a stain on my shirt, I don’t know where my shoes were. I will be forever grateful for this picture because it captures the true terror of being light-years out of my comfort zone. Yet just in the moment when I thought I would surely explode from panic, Wally photo-bombed my picture to give me some unconditional Walliness. Thank you, Wally. So let’s clear up…