“We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers – but never blame yourself. It’s never your fault. But it’s always your fault, because if you wanted to change you’re the one who has got to change.”Katharine Hepburn, Me: Stories of My Life
“I have accepted fear as part of life – specifically the fear of change… I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back….”Erica Jong
“The snake which cannot cast its skin has to die. As well the minds which are prevented from changing their opinions; they cease to be mind.”Friedrich Nietzsche
Whenever you feel like things are insurmountable, just take one step. That’s all you need to do. One step… then take a breath… then take another step. Next thing you know, you are moving along with the momentum of your action – and there is no stopping you.
Remember Newton’s First Law of Motion: An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”Barack Obama
I was a facilitator at a recent marketing conference for the Miami Arts & Business Council and had the pleasure of seeing Krista Kellogg from Center Content speak about branding – what it is and why it’s important. But then she showed a video that I had never seen before, even though I had read the famous book about “starting with why” from the video’s narrator – Simon Sinek – previously. It was about the Golden Circle and looking for the “Why” of your brand – personal or company. Whether it’s to change the way people see the world (my personal why) or make life easier to navigate or even to break the status quo. It’s the belief behind the brand. The belief behind the words.
All I could say is – wow….
“Today is about surfacing your ‘why'”.Krista Kellogg – Center Content
So rather than go into all the reasons why this is a wow for me (and no doubt will also be for you), I’m just going to ask you to watch. It’s a must see for people who dream big and desire greatness from their company and themselves. If you don’t get goosebumps… Well, you will.
“Sometimes you wake up. Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly.”Neil Gaiman, Fables & Reflections (The Sandman, #6)
“If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives.”Lemony Snicket, The Ersatz Elevator
The only way that we can live, is if we grow. The only way that we can grow is if we change. The only way that we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed. And the only way that we can become exposed is if we throw ourselves out into the open. Do it. Throw yourself.
C. JoyBell C.