Seeking is close, but not close enough.
scanning the horizon.
There is no excuse for going hungry.
We are here to feast.
I know it's late in the day to be blogging (since I expect those who are following want to be cheered and incited much earlier in their day), but sometimes it takes me a while to recognize the significance of the events chasing me down all the time.
I'm an Etsy follower. Actually, I'm an Etsy-seller wannabe, but "follower" sounds better. That means, I get their newsletter. Anyone else who gets it will have seen the post I'm linking to and if so, Great!
I stopped reading about halfway through because I was getting too excited to just sit and read.
First of all, it's about Brene Brown I first heard her on TEDTalks. Talking about being vulnerable. Then there's the seductive idea of non-conformity as an art. Where was that idea when I was a kid? And putting Fear where you want it to be instead of letting it drive you where it thinks you should be. That one's my favorite. More from Danielle LaPorte:
This is Your Guarantee of Failure. Proceed anyway.GUARANTEED, FOR SURE, NO WAY OUT, GONNA HAPPEN, ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY CERTAIN:
You will fail. At some point. More than once.
You will get hurt.
You’re going to get dumped, broken up with. Betrayed, even.
Heart broken. Heart.BROKEN.
You might get kicked out, rejected, canned. Denied entry.
You will be criticized.
You will be denied.
You’ll be too late.
You’ll give up too soon.
You’ll misread the fine print, sign a bad deal, and it’ll cost ya — dearly. You will miss opportunities, miss the mark, let some precious part of life pass you by. You won’t win. You will lose.
You will be wounded and you’ll have scars — that show.
You’ll have regrets.
And things you wish you could do over.
You’ll say things you wished you had never said.
There will be many, many things that you’ll wish you had said — fiercely loving and bravely tender things, righteously justice-rendering things that could change everything — but instead, you’ll fail to rise in the way you wanted to.
There’s no mystery, there’s no avoiding it, and no one born has ever, or will ever, be immune. Failing is as certain as sunsets and detours. So why exert energy avoiding the unavoidable? Shift your energy from protecting yourself from failure to squeezing the life out of life.Let your guard down, take the brakes off, and tear up that insurance policy – it was a rip off anyway. The status quo has been feeding you factory-grade illusions. Sign up, speak up, get out, and get it on. You will fail. At some point. More than once. Guaranteed. Proceed anyway.
I'm breathless. And wanting to read more, so I'll leave you with that. Much, much better than I could say, and more bravely.