Some of our best life-altering change opportunities arrive wrapped, un-planned-for circumstance changes. Tendency in everyone methinks, being apprehensive about uncertainty rather than joyously enthusiastically stepping into abysses, leaping from cliffs …
Intellectually appreciating those magic moments where thrills, spills and breakthroughs appear – we remain in uncomfortable certain landscapes we hate, rather than embrace uncertainty’s risks and opportunities.
Planet earth, at any moment both at peace and at war – blunders on, often in darkness, in fog; people, at any moment both at peace and at war – wrestling adversaries, competing interests and, most of all, current consequences from past decisions.
Reversible decisions, back then …
Un-reversed, now legacy-issues resembling intractable positions countries take. Most choices can be reversed, re-thought – yet most people refuse, because these are hard, because change alters landscapes unpredictably.
Creating and destroying aren’t opposites – but argument, eliminating things, breakup status-quo opens unforeseen possibilities, like ‘the break’ in pool – more robust the break, more caroms occur, more random scattering generating unforeseen manageable opportunities. Why is that scary?
Unlike successive car collisions at high speed in traffic – more likely and easily, idea collisions, ricocheting personalities, fireworks of new concepts, unexpected revelations, unquantifiable inspirations.
Uncertainty, powerful, perhaps more so than focus. Needing concentration, determination, but sometimes we benefit most, best and longest from healthy chaos doses.
If you believe I am right – would you rather have chaos imposed upon you in adversarial ways, or create chaos by deliberate actions?
Fixed problems, un-rutting yourself – set free, imagine what you can be.
Sometimes ‘monkeys-on-our-back’ miracle cure – like driving in fog, through discomforting places, embracing changes, surprises. We all have more reason to grow, room to grow.
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