Hey! I’m into motivation, positivity, optimism, inspirational quotes, and thinking BIG! I also am into self-awareness, being open to feedback, staying flexible, plus learning, evolving, and adapting on the fly and having a great Plan B. It is very possible to be overly fixated on a given dream or goal and lose sight of WHY we want that dream and how it fits into the overall context of our lives (The Bridge over the River Kwai effect).
Learning (mastering!) the delicate Art of Balance is a lifelong pursuit. I choose to frame it as engaging in a continuous and never ending process of “goal assessment/re-prioritization”, a much healthier perspective than “abandoning my dreams”. Believe me, I’m as stubborn and persistent as they come BUT I’ve learned that many dreams are mirages that do not deliver the promised nirvana (Madison Ave and our pop culture tend to over promise, under deliver + everywhere you go, you are still you) or that there are other, better alternatives or that I’ve changed and what I want/need now is very different than when I first embraced a given dream.
There is also a fair amount of chaos and chance in life; there is something to be said for embracing it. More than once my arrow has missed its mark but I’ve nonetheless found joy and happiness in the outcome; you might say I simply went to the arrow and re-drew the target so the arrow was dead on in the bulls eye!
“That which yields is not always weak.” – Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel’s Dart
“Develop flexibility and you will be firm; cultivate yielding and you will be strong.” – Liezi, The Book of Master Lie
“For a flexible person, it is impossible not to reach his destination, because by using his ability to be flexible, he can easily define a nearer new destination!” – Mehmet Murat ildan
“What would you do if you couldn’t do what you want? – Something else.” – Marty Rubin
“A flexible mind has a better chance to think differently and take a unique path in the life journey.” – Pearl Zhu
As always, I share what I most want/need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier