All the action is in the future – no need for reflection or rethinking, it’s a new season – all the more reason, think future, be future, because that is where we’ll all be living …
News bombards, blogs spatter like rubber boots prancing in spring puddles – world is falling apart, world is blasting into its best century. Its worst century. Knowledge explodes exponentially while our pale efforts to keep up only measure how far behind this curve we are.
But shouldn’t we pack some lessons from the past, bring along the best we could know, best we’ve learned – as guidance system, as fuel, a compass to ground us in who we are, where we are going and to measure ourselves once we think we’ve got where we are going?
More I learn, more I live – more I believe, whatever we set our mind to, we get. Not one drop more. We’ve heard variations of this theme – seemed nice, but patronizingly so, from parents, teachers, self-help book peddlers and politicians …
Whenever I talk with (or read about) high achievers – hard work, perfectionist tendencies and relentless drive. And confidence, belief in self, fascination, commitment to cause or branch of work, dedication to solve something. Build something. Create something.
Wish I’d believed as child, young adult – any time actually, until recently. I’ve found – or rather, found-again, energy I’ve not had in decades. Emboldened. Only thing standing between me and anything I want is this barrier. This barrier is me. Can’t re-do decades of under achievement any more than anyone else.
Whatever we ignore can never flourish.
written / published from Calgary, AB
morning walk: 1C/35F, mostly cloudy/inky dark, interesting people-watching as people park and dash, rush into work before shift changes, joggers and a rabbit too – nocturnal machinations of those ending their day crossing paths with those just starting …