Help me win tickets to Lenovo’s TechMyWay event in Sydney with Ashton Kutcher. I was asked to post my favourite inspirational quote and post it on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Please share! My quote is a bit obscure. It is … Continue reading
I have seen Frozen a number of times. It is one of the most progressive Disney productions I have ever seen.
Elsa has the most incredible creative talent; that can also be her curse. She can turn things to snow and ice. In the movie she banishes herself to the mountains so that she won’t hurt anyone. In this isolation she explores her gift and learns to master it.
Creativity is just the same; it can be a double edged sword. But do you want to go through life without knowing what you are capable of?
It’s time to see what I can do
To test the limits and break through
No right, no wrong, no rules for me
Rely on luck Rely on discipline
Focus on the destination Focus on the journey
Cultivate unhealthy expectations Cultivate healthy discontent
Minimise the value of work Maximise the work they do
Look for excuses Lead to action
Create inertia Generate momentum
Breed isolation Promote teamwork
Avoid personal risks Embrace risk as necessary
Make others responsible Make themselves responsible
I caught up with a friend this week that I hadn’t seen for a number of years. We had one of those gorgeous friendships where we would just sit and talk; in the garden, in the car, in the house, anywhere, anytime. After arriving home at the wee hours of the morning, it was reassuring to realise that we still do!
One of the things my friend said to me, as I was catching up on weddings, babies, house buying and general life events, was that she wasn’t happy where she was but didn’t know what to do about it.
I got excited as I began to tell her about this blog and the reading and writing that I have been doing. I do hope that she gets a lot of enjoyment and useful tips from here.
What stood out to me though was the immense challenge it was for her to stop and say the path she is taking is not the one for her. I guess I have taken for granted how easy it is for me to change my journey. Over the years I have made many changes and taken on various challenges to get where I am today. But for my friend she saw it as failure, or even worse, invested time and effort that is now wasted as she begins again.
It reminded me of an episode of Once Upon A Time. Regina, Emma and Snow are tied up to a tree with ropes that tighten their hold as each of them regrets something they have done.
Regina breaks free from the tree because she has no regrets! She is the Evil Queen, she has done many evil things. But she loves her son, Henry and she recognises that everything she has done in her past has brought her to the point she is at now with her son.
I think that is how I feel with my journey. I have had many ups and downs and taken many winding roads to get where I am. But if it wasn’t for all of those decisions I wouldn’t be who I am today. I wouldn’t be equipped with the skills and experiences for this, my new dream and adventure.
What experiences have you had that you can tap into and use the skills and experience from to realise your dream?
Having a dream and enacting it are two completely different things. It is like wanted to have a baby and actually getting pregnant. Then of course, once you are pregnant you need to feed the fetus and allow it to … Continue reading