Thursday, December 31, 2015
For 2016 “Do what others fight to avoid”
It’s okay to goof up every now and then.
It’s okay to be wrong as long as you can admit and correct.
It’s okay to draw outside the lines whenever you can.
It’s okay to be just here, not in the past nor in the future.
It’s okay to let go of the ‘right and ideal start’.
It’s okay to act on your first thought and start with the obvious.
More often that you’d think, it’s okay to not have a plan.
Because the mind that is occupied is missing the present. This reminds me of a quote by Isaac Newton: “If I have made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention than to any other talent.”
It can be fun to goof up.
It can be relaxing to act silly.
It can be revealing to not know.
While skiing down the Big Sky slopes with our three teenagers we were once again reminded that nothing is ever really predictable. Regardless your focus, skill, and plan, there are unexpected wobbles, unanticipated icy patches, unpredictable beginners, and many more surprises on the slopes. You have to accept, adjust, laugh a bit, and in the worst case: pick yourself up.
The best things in life aren't things. They are mindset and habits.
A mindset that focuses on giving thanks, credit, and encouragement. It’s a habit of embracing the new and unexpected, allowing risk and mistakes, and being present here, now.
Dare it. Do it.
If not now, then when?
And don’t forget to have fun while doing it.