The Risk It Takes To Blossom


“There comes a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud is more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”

— Anain Nin

This powerful quote from Anais Nin speaks of Fear, Resistance and personal growth. So much of our creativity gets stifled by using our imagination in the wrong ways. Or at least - stopping short of using it wisely.

But what if we harness our overactive imagination and instead think about all the things that could go right? And not to just think about them - but to see them.

What if I fall?

Oh, but my darling, what if you fly?

—Erin Hanson

We can focus our imagination and wield it as a tool to make us train harder to be stronger, faster, better and more in tune with our passion.

Our aid, rather than our obstacle.

By practising the art of seeing potential, possibilities and opportunities in every challenge. Not shying away or making excuses.

Looking for what could work and reminding ourselves what we’d be missing if we didn’t do it.

Even get to thinking about what could be done if the worst did happen? Author, blogger and speaker - Tim Ferriss talks about this as a practise that he has used for a long time to move himself through decisions.

What can you do to prevent it, maybe even swing things in your favour?

These simple switches in thinking get you imagining, visualising, dreaming, and starting to plan on how you can meet that desire in the best way you can.

Work on developing direct and complementary skills, deconstructing perceived challenges, creating meaningful connections and putting in the practice to move you forward from wherever you are to wherever you want to be.

By Doing The Thing.

In other words:

“Put your ass where your heart wants to be.”

—Steven Pressfield

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