Sunday, September 2, 2012
It Takes Courage Part I & II
then I realized there was an essential message to be digested before the "and":
"It takes courage to grow up."
We simply can't get to who we are when we refuse to grow up. Steven Pressfield calls it "Going Pro".
I'm renaming e.e.cumming's quote: It Takes Courage Part I and Part II because we must summon our courage for both parts -
If we get Part I without Part II, we are likely playing the part of a grown up, but missing the authentic mark. In this scenario, our life may be spent on a career parallel to but not actually on the path we were destined to take. This can be easily identified by comments like, "I wish I had . . ." "When I was your age, I should have . . ." "If I didn't have a family to raise, I could have . . . "
If we adhere to Part II without Part I, we lack the discipline to stay on our path - we're easily distracted, lacking focus and sometimes even self-destructive. Most everyone can see our potential, but it is unrealized, left in the dream or wishing state or considered not worthy of pursuit.
Coaches can help with Part I & Part II: http://www.facebook.com/CoachWSolutions