Embracing being the weakest link
Its amazing (in my head) how capable, smart, attractive, funny and useful I am. In my day-to-day life, many of the situations I am placed in are inherently designed to call upon existing strengths therefore reducing friction and pain. While this is good in one regard, if we allow our lives to be and remain predictable and comfortable, where will the growth come from?
While I consider myself someone that seeks out bizarre experiences, how often do I steep myself in them for long enough to find discomfort and frustration at my lack of skill or knowledge? To have tried something new is of great importance but what about doubling down on something I barely know and deciding, "this is the thing I'm going to get better at"? What amount of hard work am I committing and to what? What situations and groups can I put myself in to be reminded of how small I am to remain grateful for what I have? Because as the creative process below details out...
if I do not regularly place more than my toe in the water with a new experience, I am debatably only making it to step one and bailing out or certainly working to find my way out of step 2.
As I turn the page to my 34th year, I resolve to not just retain my thirst for new experiences, but to harness perseverance so I might stick with things worthy of my effort in order to grow and remain humble.
"We don't rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training" Archilocos
Go Forth Boldly