That which each can do best, none but his Maker can teach him. Where is the master who could have taught Shakespeare? Where is the master who could have instructed Franklin, or Washington, or Bacon, or Newton? . . . Shakespeare will never be made by the study of Shakespeare. Do that which is assigned you, and you cannot hope too much or dare too much.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
This #Trust30 Writing Challenge comes at a turning point. I find myself facing the biggest challenge of my life: putting into action a HUGE project I have been dreaming about for the last twelve years. It is a project that will stretch me way beyond the comfort zone I have built up for me during the past decade. But the doors are opening, the lights are green, the right clients are showing up and the right teammates are stepping forward. Just as I had dreamed it could be…
There is so much at stake for me, not only my reputation and my current livelihood, but also this is the springboard to a retirement where I’m not reduced to eating discount cat food… My fear is that I will do something to self-sabotage my success, to force me back into my comfort zone…
For today’s meditation, Jenny Blake challenges me to turn my fear into a question, and meditate about it for the next 48 hours to see what comes up as the answer.
More to come…
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This post is part of a series inspired by The Domino Project’s #Trust30 Writing Challenge. Each day during the month of June 2011, we receive a thought from Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay “Self-Reliance”, to use as a writing prompt. For more information about the #Trust30 Writing Challenge, see today’s prompt:
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